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Jean, NEHEMY( 1931-2007)

Nehemy Jean was born in 1931 and died in 2007. Well-educated at the Teacher Training School, the Beaubrun Ardouin College, and Lycee Alexandre Petion, he joined the Centre d'Art in 1947 under the auspices of Dieudonne Cedor. He was one of the founding members of Foyer des Arts Plastiques Gallery where fifty members seceded fro the Centre d'Art in 1950. He improved his pictorial techniques under V. Pierre-Noel and Georges Ramponeau, his portraiture under R. Brackman and B. Klonis in N.Y.C. He returned to Haiti to help found the Brochette Art Gallery, and later his own L'Atelier Gallery. He painted scenes in the airport of Haiti, El Rancho and Choucoune Hotels. He has exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and the Surinam. His arts hang in many private collections. (Biographical info from Haiti Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus)