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This is Room 75A. A vintage Haitian painting by Murat St.Vil

Murat St.Vil was one of the most original of the sophisticated primitives to come out of the atelier of the Galerie Monnin in the late 70's.

He was born in Port-au-Prince on September 13, 1955. Here is what Michel Monnin had to say about him: "He begins to design and takes a great interest in painting at a very early age. In 1972 his father, who is from Jacmel, recommends him to his friend Prefete Duffaut. It is in the studio of this grand master of primitive Haitian art that the young St.Vil makes an apprenticeship for one year. Walking in the steps of his illustrious teacher, St.Vil distinguishes himself by his graphic sense. It is in 1977 that he truly finds his path in instituting a new technique where the shading off among the blues, the greys, the greens and the purples confer upon his works a particular charm."

The geometric hills of Murat St. Vil are unique and have been widely imitated. This piece is from 1987.

#651 EL. Murat St. Vil
16x20", oil on canvas
"Magical Landscape" 1987
$1500 Framed in dark wood

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