Abelard, Gesner (b. 1922)



Born in Port-au-Prince, Abelard began life as a mechanic, then studied painting and sculpture at the Industrial School of Port-au-Prince under the painter Humberman Charles. He became a member of the Haitian Centre d'Art in 1948. In 1949, he received a bronze medal at the International Exposition celebrating the bicentennial of Port-au-Prince. Many of his paintings depict birds, trees and scenes of Haitian life, and he is considered a na├»ve artist.

Centre-dArt
Adam and Eve, 1970s
Adam and Eve, 1970s
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Gessen Collection
Fantastical Metamorphosis, 1955
Fantastical Metamorphosis, 1955
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Island On Fire: Jonathan Demme Waterloo Center For the Arts
Birds and Flowers, 1969
Birds and Flowers, 1969
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