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Charles Obas (1927-1969) 24"x36" Rainstorms 1968 Oil on Canvas Painting #1-2-95GSN-Fondation Marie & Georges S. Nader

Charles Obas (1927-1969) 24"x36" Rainstorms 1968 Oil on Canvas Painting #1-2-95GSN-Fondation Marie & Georges S. Nader

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This original painting, dated 1968, was duly signed by the late Haitian master artist Charles Obas. It's a 24" x 36" Oil on Canvas depicting rainstorms at night. The artwork is from the Collection Foundation Marie Georges S. Nader, carefully selected by the art critic Gerald Alexis. Our gallery will issue a certificate of authenticity upon purchase. 


About this artist

Charles Obas was born in Plaisance, north of Haiti, in 1927. He died in 1969. Obas' artistic career began at the Art Center in 1948, which he left two years later to found the Hall of Plastic Arts. His work is exhibited in Haiti, the United States, and South America. He won the First Prize at the ONT (National Office of Tourism) Competition 1958. While pursuing his painting career, Obas was an equally talented musician. An artist of great sensitivity, he painted canvases characterized by scenes of rain and monochromes in grey. (Biographical info from Peinture Haitienne/ Haitian Arts by Marie-José Nadal and Gérald Bloncourt, Editions Nathan, Paris 1986 and the Haiti Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus) 

His work hauntingly reflects his personal and political struggle. Its allegories depict the harsh realities and struggles that Haitians faced under the oppressive Duvalier regime. His most preferred subjects are nocturnal scenes, burdened villagers, rainstorms, and turbulent harbors. His name is cited in major Haitian art books, and his paintings are on permanent exhibit at Musée d'Art Nader in Haiti.

 "A defender of Social Realism, Obas' obsession problems found expression in fluid forms unusual in his time, "says Gerald Alexis in his book Peintres Haitiens. Get the Book Now!

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