Three decades of Adam and Eve by Wilson Bigaud

Posted by on August 16, 2020

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Here are three versions of Adam and Eve by the master Wilson Bigaud from our member collections. According to Selden Rodman, Bigaud's best work was from forties and fifties. In the late fifties and early sixties, Bigaud stopped painting for several years after suffering a series of nervous breakdowns. Below is a quote from Rodman's book "Where Art Is Joy".

...when Wilson Bigaud took up his brush again in the mid-sixties, he was not the same artist. He could "see" the matchless paintings of the forties and fifties but he couldn't copy them. Perhaps his hand shook, perhaps he had forgotten how to mix the colors, but the result was always the same: blurred outlines, muddy colors, drab subjects.

Where Art Is Joy : Forty Years of Haitian Art. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Museum Of Art, 1989.