Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498

A gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974

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This is Room 40 . A Haitian painting by Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue.

Gourgue was born in Port-au-Prince in 1930, the son of a French psychiatrist and a Haitian woman who was said to have been a Mambo. At the tender age of 17, he participated in a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and one of his paintings, "The Magic Table", was purchased for the permanent collection of the museum. He lived in Spain for many years but made annual trips to Haiti to refresh his vision. His subject matter ranges from simple everyday village occurrences to nativities and exotic vodou images, but generally his work imparts a dark, surreal energy. He moved back to Haiti in the late 1980's and died suddenly after a stroke in 1996.

Some of this Gourgue information was paraphrased from the Ute Stebich book
"A Haitian Celebration"

20x24" Oil on Board
1960's Purchased from Issa
$7500 framed as shown.

#JEGSAN J. E. Gourgue
33x26" Framed in simple Haitian frame.
"Child with Chair"
oil on masonite
1960's purchased from Issa

#JEGSAN2 JE Gourgue"
25x15.5" oil on masonite "Still Life"
1960's Purchased from Issa





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