Xavier Amiama (1910-Haiti 1969) 11"x8.5" UNTITLED 1937 Crayon Ink on Paper Drawing #27MFN

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Description

Xavier Amiama, the late famous painter, created this rare vintage 11"x8.5" series of drawings of a sad young boy with a white shirt made in black & white ink and pencil. It is ripped on the left sides, signed & dated February 1937, in the lower right corner, unframed, and will be shipped from New York. It is from the private collection of Myriam F. Nader.

About this artist

Xavier Amiama was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in 1910 and died in Haiti in 1969. After numerous single artist shows in Santo Domingo, Amiama settled in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1936 to teach painting. He encouraged Pétion Savain to participate in the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Amiama was among the original members of the Art Center and participated in several of its group exhibitions. In June of 1945, he held a single-artist show at the Art Center and exhibited with American army veterans in March 1951. (Peinture Haitienne /Haitian Arts by Marie-José Nadal and Gérald Bloncourt)