Jean-Baptiste Jean


1803-1804 Heros Vertieres  c.1978

oil on board

signed, inscribed Haiti Cap Haitien in a cartouche, and inscribed chaque annee 18 novembre ont feter la naissance de ces heros

24 x 32 ins (60.9 x 81.3 cm)


Born in Cap Haitien, Jean was one of the outstanding history and genre painters in Haitian art. He studied under Philomé Obin, before joining the artists of the Centre d’Art. He is noted for his scenes of everyday life and special occasions in Cap Haïtien and nearby towns and villages. He has also recorded important moments of Haitian history. His works are in museums and private collections in Haiti, United States, Canada, France and Germany, and several are illustrated in books on Haitian art.