Franck Louissaint (1949-2021) 30"x40" The Saddler 1996 Acrylic on Canvas #9660GN-HA

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What a stunning original acrylic of a saddler tying his shoelaces on the streets painted by one of our late famous painters Franck Louisssaint!

About this artist

Franck Louissaint was born on October 22, 1949, in Aquin, Haiti, and died on February 5, 2021.  Franck completed part of his studies in Port-au-Prince and began to paint on his own. In 1969, he joined the Art Center and developed a hyperrealist art that he then taught at the center. He is known for his street scenes and paintings of rural life. Louissaint may be categorized as a pivot painter, having made the transition from the painting style termed naïve to the more stripped-down painting termed modern. (Biographical Source: La Peinture Haitienne/Haitian Arts by Marie-José Gardère and Gérald Bloncourt, Editions Nathan, Paris, 1986)

 “Highly motivated, Louissaint broke with the so-called primitive style to achieve an extraordinary degree of realism,” says art critic Gérald Alexis in his book Peintres Haitiens.

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