Andre Normil (1934-2014) 30"x48" Haitian Combite Scene Oil on Masonite #1302GN-HA
This beautiful primitive masterpiece depicts a humoristic Haitian "combite" scene. It is a 30"x48" oil on masonite. A "combite" is an informal cooperative group of Haitians helping a neighbor get work done to the accompaniment of drumming and singing.
André Normil is a self-taught Haitian primitive master, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 27, 1934, and died on May 2, 2014. He started to paint in 1951 at the Centre d'Art. Normil's primary activity has always been painting, and he paints Haitian life's daily scenes with keen observation and humor. His scenes are rich in colors, and his primary colors, composition, and techniques are the best Haitian art. In 1969 he exhibited in England, in 1970 in Germany and Italy, in 1971 in France. His work is included in the Musée d'Art Saint Pierre, Musée d'Art Nader, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art in Wisconsin, among other institutions. His works are a must for a serious collector. His name is cited in many Haitian art books. "Like Bigaud, Normil depicts scenes of daily life with a certain humor." (Peintres Haitiens by Gérald Alexis) Get the Book in English Now!
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