Mompremier, Madsen (b,1952)



Madsen Mompremier was born in Gonaives, Haiti on August 12, 1952. In 1973 he started to paint as a student of Gerard Valcin. Originally, Mompremier painted delightful scenes of everyday Haitian life, peasants in their villages and cane fields. Around 1975 he found a style which he has now been refining for more than thirty years; painting Voudou Gods with great majesty and precision. His favorite one is Erzulie, Goddess of Love, in her incarnation as La Sirene. Coincidentally, he was married to a woman named Erzulie, also an artist who was killed in the earthquake, a huge tragedy for Mompremier

Artibonite
Erzuli, Queen of Heaven, 1983
Erzuli, Queen of Heaven, 1983
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Edith A. Graham Collection
Mystic Marriage of Toussaint Louverture and Lasirene, 1991
Mystic Marriage of Toussaint Louverture and Lasirene, 1991
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The Generals, 1988
The Generals, 1988
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Gessen Collection
Agwe and Les Sirenes, 2007
Agwe and Les Sirenes, 2007
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Matt Dunn Collection
Marriage of Agwe and Lasiren, 1992
Marriage of Agwe and Lasiren, 1992
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Ceremony Under Tree, 1980s
Ceremony Under Tree, 1980s
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Gessen Collection
Agwe and Lasirene, 1998
Agwe and Lasirene, 1998
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Gessen Collection
Marriage of Agwe and LaSirene, 2000s
Marriage of Agwe and LaSirene, 2000s
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Gessen Collection
Vodou Ceremony, 1980s
Vodou Ceremony, 1980s
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Gessen Collection
Vodou Sacrifice, 1970s
Vodou Sacrifice, 1970s
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Gessen Collection
Dessalines Ripping the White from the Flag, 1995
Dessalines Ripping the White from the Flag, 1995
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Fowler Museum at UCLA