Cornucopia by Salnave Philippe Auguste Haitian Haiti
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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Pre 1990: item # 468011
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Arte del Pueblo
Jose Zelaya, Director
Showcasing important visual artists from Haiti
'Cornucopia (with Butterflies)'
by Haitian Master Salnave Philippe Auguste (1908-1989)
Dimensions: 14 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches
Oil on masonite
In mint condition
Framed Dimensions: 21 1/2 by 25 in.
Provenance: Private Collector, New York
Purchased in Haiti
A self-educated lawyer, Salnave Philippe Auguste did not begin to paint until he was fifty years old in 1958. In 1960 he joined the Centre d'Art and created in his art a personal universe where animals from Africa and human beings lived together in a fantastic countryside, representing a version of Haiti's ecological "paradise lost". The artist employs vivid colors and makes striking use of flat surface textures. His paintings are dominated by the female figure, often with winged female nudes.
Philippe-Auguste is an "old master" of Haitian painting, whose art has been sought after by collectors for many decades.