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Artists of the Western Hemisphere | Art of Haiti and Jamaica

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1968
Published by: Center for Inter-American Relations
Year published: 1968

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Small unpaginated catalogue for Artists of the Western Hemisphere | Art of Haiti and Jamaica, a group exhibition held at  the Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, 600 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10 - 27 October 1968. It featured the following Haitian artists: Castera Bazile, Rigaud Benoit, Charlemagne Bien-Aime, Wilson Bigaud. Murat Brierre, Préfète Duffaut,  Enguerrand Jean Gourgue, Hector Hyppolite, Jasmin Joseph, Peterson Laurent, Georges Liautaud, Philomé Obin, Sénèque Obin, Salnave Philippe Auguste, André Pierre, Louverture Poisson, Robert St. Brice, and Micius Stephane. This group of eighteen Haitian artists was supplemented with three Jamaican artists: Benjamin E Campbell, Wilfred Francis, and Kapo (Mallica Reynolds).

This accompanying catalogue featured an Introduction by Selden Rodman, who had been responsible for one of the pioneering books on Haitian art, Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic, published by Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York, 1948. Rodman also wrote several other books on Haitian art as well as two books on the African American artist Horace Pippin (one written with Carole Cleaver). The Artists of the Western Hemisphere | Art of Haiti and Jamaica catalogue also featured a second introduction written by DeWitt Peters, who had died some two years earlier. Also featured was a Foreward (sic) written by Stanton L. Catlin, Director, Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations.

Contents as follows:

Foreward (sic) Stanton L Catlin

1 Introduction Selden Rodman

2 Introduction DeWitt Peters

Nine monochrome plates


Biographies - Haitian Artists

Biographies - Jamaican Artists

Selected Bibliography

Related people + view all 24

»  Castera Bazile

Born, 1923 in Jacmel, Haiti. Died, 1965

»  Wilson Bigaud

Born, 1931 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

»  Préfète Duffaut

Born, 1923 in Jacmel

»  Hector Hyppolite

Born, 1894 in Port-au-Prince. Died, 1948

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»  Center for Inter-American Relations

New York, United States of America