Hyppolite, Hector (1894 – 1948)

Dewitt Peters with Hector Hyppolite, 1948 by A.Metraux
Dewitt Peters with Hector Hyppolite, 1948 by A.Metraux

Hector Hyppolite (1894–1948) was a Haitian painter. Born in Saint-Marc, Hyppolite was a third generation Vodou priest, or houngan. He also made shoes and painted houses before taking up fine art painting, which he did untrained. Hyppolite spent five years outside of Haiti from 1915-1920. His travels abroad included trips to New York and Cuba. Although he later claimed those years had been spent in Africa, such as Dahomey and Ethiopia, scholars regard that as more likely an instance of promotional myth-making than factual.

Centre-dArt
Le President Florvil Hyppolite, 1945-1947
Le President Florvil Hyppolite, 1945-1947
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Figge Art Museum
Le Baiser, 1946-48
Le Baiser, 1946-48
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La Mambo, 1946
La Mambo, 1946
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Musee d'Art Haitien
Clermelle (Sea God), 1945-47
Clermelle (Sea God), 1945-47
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Seattle Art Museum
New Year's Day, 1947
New Year's Day, 1947
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Private A10010
Ogou Feray, 1945
Ogou Feray, 1945
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Private A10010
Une Maison de fleur, 1947
Une Maison de fleur, 1947
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Birds, Flowers and Pink Basket, 1947-48
Birds, Flowers and Pink Basket, 1947-48
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Figge Art Museum
Damballah La Flambeau, 1946-48
Damballah La Flambeau, 1946-48
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Damballah Le Flambeau, 1946-48
Damballah Le Flambeau, 1946-48
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Private A10013
Agwe and his Consort, 1947
Agwe and his Consort, 1947
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Untitled (Harbor Town), 1946-48
Untitled (Harbor Town), 1946-48
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Drs. Roslyn and Lloyd Siegel Collection
Poisson A Tete De Femme, 1946-48
Poisson A Tete De Femme, 1946-48
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Fruit Trees, 1946-48
Fruit Trees, 1946-48
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Private A10010
La Maison Au Jardin, 1946
La Maison Au Jardin, 1946
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Private A10011
Fleurs de Mon Imagination, 1946
Fleurs de Mon Imagination, 1946
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Papa Zaka Papa Ogou, 1947
Papa Zaka Papa Ogou, 1947
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Gathering by House, 1940s
Gathering by House, 1940s
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Fondation Marie et Georges S. Nader
Flowers, 1940s
Flowers, 1940s
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Fondation Marie et Georges S. Nader
Saint Francis and the Infant Jesus, 1946-48
Saint Francis and the Infant Jesus, 1946-48
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Milwaukee Art Museum
Vol de Zombis, 1946
Vol de Zombis, 1946
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Musee d'Art Haitien
Two Priestesses with Vase, 1945
Two Priestesses with Vase, 1945
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L'Homme Laide (The Ugly Man), 1946
L'Homme Laide (The Ugly Man), 1946
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Island On Fire: Jonathan Demme
La Cueilleuse des Fleurs,1947
La Cueilleuse des Fleurs,1947
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Selden Rodman Gallery at Ramapo College
Nap Pile, 1940s
Nap Pile, 1940s
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Waterloo Center For the Arts
Portrait of Henri Christophe, 1946
Portrait of Henri Christophe, 1946
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The Blue Angel, 1947
The Blue Angel, 1947
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Musee d'Art Haitien
Woman with Flowers and Birds, 1948
Woman with Flowers and Birds, 1948
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Musee d'Art Haitien
President Dumarsais Estime
President Dumarsais Estime
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Musee d'Art Haitien
Grand Maitre, 1947
Grand Maitre, 1947
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Limba Zaran, 1946-48
Limba Zaran, 1946-48
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Private A10010
The Congo Queen, 1946.
The Congo Queen, 1946.
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Museum of Modern Art
The Virgin (La Vierge), 1946
The Virgin (La Vierge), 1946
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Milwaukee Art Museum
The Siren [Lasuréne (La Siréne)], 1946
The Siren [Lasuréne (La Siréne)], 1946
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Milwaukee Art Museum
Le Metrés Siréne, 1946
Le Metrés Siréne, 1946
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Milwaukee Art Museum
Flowers on Table, 1946
Flowers on Table, 1946
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Milwaukee Art Museum
Magique Noir, 1946-47
Magique Noir, 1946-47
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Milwaukee Art Museum
Ezili and Her Earthly Court, 1946
Ezili and Her Earthly Court, 1946
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Milwaukee Art Museum
3 Manana, 3 Plate
3 Manana, 3 Plate
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
National Flag
National Flag
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Hirshhorn
Chez La Gorzan Dire, 1948
Chez La Gorzan Dire, 1948
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Hirshhorn
A Young Woman
A Young Woman
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Hirshhorn
General Baubou and the Mambo
General Baubou and the Mambo
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Hirshhorn