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A Gallery of Haitian Art
SINCE 1974

This is Room 48A Haitian Art by Henri Jean-Louis

Henri was born in 1955 in Jeremie, the "Town of Poets" on the southwest tip of Haiti. He came to the Galerie Monnin in the mid-1970's, the time when the movement known incorrectly as the School of Jacmel was evolving. This movement should be called the School of Monnin as it was the ateliers of that gallery on the Grand Rue that brought together the young artists of the third generation who worked and played together, and taught and learned from one another. With close encouragement from Michel Monnin, they developed brilliant techniques to combine with their bizarre imaginations. Jean-Marie Drot called them" sophisticated priimitives". The atelier was unlocked day and night and depending on the hour, you might find, either painting or just visiting, the Blaise brothers, St. Louis, Serge and Fabolon, or Senatus, Dreux, Eric Jean-Louis, Calixte Henri, Carlo Jean-Jacques, Simil, Lamour, Fritz St. Jean, Avril Forest, Roland Blain, Delnatus and Mompremier, the Sanons from Jacmel, Murat St.Vil, Gerard Paul, Maurice Vital and others.

In retrospect it was a glorious time for Haitian Art.

#2732 Henri Jean-Louis
8x10"" Oil on canvas
"Peche"1995 Framed $150











#2971 Henri Jean-Louis
8x10" oil on canvas
"Tent Camp" 2011 Framed $150



7#2977 Henri Jean-Louis
8x10" Oil on canvas
2013 framed in painted wood

#2976 Henri Jean-Louis
8x10" Oil on Canvas
2012 framed in painted wood.

#791 Henri Jean-Louis
20x24" Oil on canvas
1987 $2400 framed in painted wood.

* details below. This is a magnificent painting. 1987