Sacha Thebaud-Tebo (1934-2004) 16"x20" Fleur de Mai et le Pelican Ose/ May Flower & the Daring Pelican Encaustic on Canvas-Excellent Condition-Framed#1NT
This beautiful piece is from Tebo's late period. Of this period, Delia Blanco, member of the International Association of Art Critics and a Doctor of Letters and Anthropology from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne writes: "The work of this creator feeds on the messages, metaphors, and symbols of the universe. Creating for him is transmitting the achievements of his conscience, of his experiences, and of his questions, into fairies, mystical and mythological figures reflected in art. It is a work that supports a relationship, a totality, with the philosophy of life of its creator. The aesthetics of Tebó is the expression of his thought, which feeds on air, water, winds, life. (...) Sacha Tebó has reached the essential point in all artistic work: coherence, aesthetic purpose and above all, freedom and the independence that makes him a unique and exceptional creator, in the contemporary art of the two Americas, at this end of the century and the beginning of the new millennium ".
"Despite Thebaud's vivid colors, it is more in his use of lines that his works take form" says Gerald Alexis in his book Peintres Haitiens.
Sacha Thebaud or Tebó was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he began using encaustics at age five when a visiting uncle brought him a box of wax crayons. At the age of nine, he moved to Montreal, Canada. During his teen years, he began encaustic painting. He received his French Baccalaureate from Collège Stanislas de Montréal in 1953. In 1954, he began his studies at the University of Miami where he studied architectural engineering and Fine Arts. Upon completion of his studies in 1959, he received a scholarship from the French Government to further his studies in architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his attendance, he subsequently painted while working in the architectural atelier of Bernard Zehrfuss and Marcel Breuer. He worked with them on L'Arche de la Defence and met Le Corbusier, who offered him a position to work on what was to become the first planned city in India, named Chandigarh. He turned it down, and instead married Rona Roy in Dothan, Alabama, and returned to Haiti to start an architectural practice, which started with the construction of the tower for his family's Hôtel Castel Haiti. (Haitian Art Society)
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