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Bottex, Jean-Baptiste (1918-1979)

“The elder brother of the better-known Seymour Bottex. He is a naïve painter specialized in biblical topics and daily scenes from Haitian life. He exhibited locally at the Art Center and abroad” (Peinture Haitienne by Marie Jose Nadal & Gerald Bloncourt, Editions Nathan, 1986). Jean-Baptiste worked with the famous Haitian pioneer artist Philomé Obin, though little influence of Obin's 'northern school' is evident in his work. He later maintained an atelier of his own with his brother S.E Bottex, training artists.