Alexandre Gregoire 16"x12" Vodou Scene Oil on Canvas Painting #3-2-95MFN

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This original painting, signed by renowned Haitian naif artist Alexandre Gregoire on the middle left, is a 16"x 12" oil painting depicting a vodou scene in Haiti. It is sold as is condition and unframed.

About this artist

Alexandre Grégoire was a Haitian painter who typically depicted scenes of Vodou, daily life, and historical events in the naïve style. Born in Jacmel, Grégoire was educated from 1930 to 1937 by the Christian Teaching Brothers and then studied cabinet making at the Jacmel vocational school for two years. In 1939, he joined the army and played the tuba and saxophone in the army band. He stayed in the military until the 1950s; during the presidency of Paul Magloire, he left the army and joined the band at the National Palace. In 1968, with the encouragement of his friends Préfete Duffaut and Pierre-Joseph Valcin and the help of the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince, Grégoire began painting. The Friends of has sold paintings by Alexandre Grégoire HAS Haiti to raise funds for the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti in Deschapelles. (Wikipedia)

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