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Casimir Laurent (Haiti 1928 - 1990) Vibrant Original Oil - 35"H x 24"W- Multiple Museum Collections - Framed Free Shipping!

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Vibrant original oil painting by famous Haitian artist Laurent Casimir (1928 - 1990). Large Painting displays Port Au Prince Market scene in which the density of his people resembled wave or geometric patterns. Casimir was one of the originators of a Haitian archetype market painting and is in permanent museum collections of Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA and the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI. -also has been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His paintings evoke strong design, vibrant colors and are yet infused with emotion. Very collectible work -Absolutely Stunning!! Comes in period wood frame. Title: 'Port Au Prince Market' Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: c. Framed- 40 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches Site- 35 x 24 inches Condition: Very good no damage, would benefit from canvas stretching Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking. about artist: Raised in a very poor family barely able to survive on the income from their land, Casimir left to search for work in Port-au-Prince. Sheer coincidence brought him to Le Centre d'Art in 1947 where he began to paint. "Never excelling in anything," as he said, Casimir felt most at home among the anonymous Haitians in his paintings: at the market, at carnival, at cockfights, and at vodou ceremonies. Casimir increased the density of his peopled canvases until they resembled patterns. Laurent Casimir (May 5, 1928 –1990) was an Haitian artist. Casimir moved to Port-au-Prince in the late 1940s and is here presented to the Centre d'Art in 1947 by his friend, the painter Dieudonné Cedor. From 1950 to 1956 he attended the Foyer of Fine Arts, founded by a group of intellectuals and modern artists, including Cedor. Casimir was one of the originators of a Haitian archetype market painting, he painted using various shades of red, orange and yellow. In the mid-70 's he lived in Martissant where he would sell his paintings from the front room, while in the back yard, a few of his apprentices would be painting and filling in the colors and the Casimir's canvases, all would later be signed by him.