Prefete Duffaut (1923-2012) 16"x20" Imaginary City 1989 Oil on Canvas Framed Painting #1GSN-MIA

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This is an original 16"x20" surrealist painting signed by the late famous Haitian master Préfête Duffaut from Jacmel, Haiti. This painting represents a typical imaginary city in the artist's unique style. It is an Oil on Canvas from the private collection of Georges S. Nader. It is signed and dated in the lower right corner, and the verso of the painting is on the top right. A painting by Prefete Duffaut was showcased in The New York Times Top News in the art section on December 16, 2021.;Expanding The Scope of Latin American Art!

About this artist

Préfète Duffaut (1923 2012) was a Haitian-born painter from Jacmel. Duffaut was one of the master painters, alongside influential Haitian artists such as Gesner Abelard and Rigaud Benoit, Hector Hyppolite, and Castera Bazile, at the Centre d'Art. In the early 1950s, Duffaut was one of several artists invited to paint murals in the interior of the Cathedral of Sainte Trinité (destroyed mainly in the January 2010 earthquake) in Port-au-Prince; his works there were titled "The Temptation of Christ" and "The Processional Road" (also referred to as the "Procession of the Cross").

Prefete Duffaut paints in the vernacular style. His oeuvre typically consists of fantastical "villes imaginaires" (imaginary cities), often containing coastal elements with boats. The coastal city of Jacmel strongly influences the cityscapes. Another recurrent theme, especially in earlier works, is the imagery associated with Vodou.

Duffaut's mystical and detailed work, often devoted to a pantheon of Vodou spirits, are widely exhibited and collected by many collectors and museums around the world, namely the Musee d'Art Nader and the Musee d'Art Haitien in both in Haiti, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, the Waterloo Museum of Art in Waterloo, Iowa, the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee.

" A master of popular painting in the 1940's, Duffaut specifically depicts urban life in a fantastical style." (Peintres Haitiens by Gerald Alexis) Get the Book Now!

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