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

A Gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974

This is Room 1A. Haitian paintings by Gesner Abelard

Gesner Abelard was born on February 22, 1922 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He worked as an automobile mechanic and then as a private detective before studying sculpture at the Ecole Industrielle under Ulberman Charles. In 1946 Abelard joined the Centre d'Art where he began painting. He was awarded the bronze medal in an exhibit that celebrated the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city of Port-au-Prince in 1949. He is notable for his paintings of lush foliage and birds. He is considered a Haitian master and has been exhibited worldwide.

#GACC Gesner Abelard
48x72" oil on masonite
"Paradise" circa 1979
$7800 framed in original carved Haitian wood frame

* This is a monumental painting by Abelard, a wonderful example of his mature work.

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