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Petion Savain
Early Haitian Picasso-like Modernist Mother and Child oil painting Haiti

1953

$2,400

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Mother and child/maternité: a gorgeous, almost Picasso-like early oil on canvas by Petion Savain, dating from 1953. The painting is monogrammed and dated at the upper right. An extremely rare piece from this important Haitian artist. The painting is presented in its original frame, the overall framed dimensions being 21 x 17 inches. Considered one of the fathers of Haitian painting, Savain was the first Haitian painter to receive recognition when he was awarded medals at the Gallery of Science and Art in 1939 - five years before the opening of the Centre d'Art. He started painting in 1927 while teaching cabinet making, tin smithing and wrought iron at the same school. Savain studied at the Haitian School of Agronomy and earned a law degree. He decided to learn painting in 1931, and in 1939 published his first book, La Case de Damballah . He studied at the Art Student's League in New York in 1941, where his second book, Les Oeuvres Nouvelles, was published a year later.His artistic works, known for their bright colors, have been displayed in numerous art galleries, such as the Corcoran Gallery and the Grand Central and Riverside Museum in New York.

Details

  • Creator
    Petion Savain (1906 - 1973, Haitian)
  • Creation Year
    1953
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Norwich, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU99138518492

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