"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!
Duffaut paints in the vernacular style and his oeuvre typically consists of fantastical "imaginary cities" (villes imaginaires), that often contain coastal elements with boats. The cityscapes are strongly influenced by the coastal city of Jacmel. Another recurrent theme, especially in earlier works, is 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.
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