Philippe-Auguste, Salnave (1908-1989)



Salnave Phillipe Auguste (b.1908) was a lawyer and magistrate who has written books on law and poetry. He began painting at the age of 52 in order to help pay for the education of his seven children. He joined the Centre d’Art in 1960 and became famous with his jungle scenes. He is often referred to as the « Douanier » of Haitian art, after the famous French naïve painter Henri Rousseau. Among the best known of Haitian artist of the second generation, Philippe-Auguste is well educated and articulate. Now known primarily for his lush jungle scenes with voodoo figures, he also painted still-life, carnival scenes and the exotic street market of Haiti. Salnave Philippe-Auguste died in Port-au-Prince on June 2, 1989.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haitian Painting the Naïve Tradition ? NY Cultural Center ? pp. 44

Modern Primitives: Naïve Painting from the Late Seventeenth Century until the Present Day ? Oto Bihalji-Merin ? pp. 296

Popular Paintings From Haiti ? from the collection of Kurt Bachmann ? PP. 18

Voodoo and the Art of Haiti by Sheldon Williams ? pp. 77

La Peinture Haitienne, Haitian Arts, Nadal & Bloncourt, pp. 103

Dux Natures , 1962-1965
Dux Natures , 1962-1965
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Tomm El-Saieh Collection
Colère (Anger), 1974
Colère (Anger), 1974
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Spencer Museum of Art
Eve in Eden, 1970s
Eve in Eden, 1970s
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Femme Diable, 1974
Femme Diable, 1974
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Serpent Loa (Ayida Weddo), 1978
Serpent Loa (Ayida Weddo), 1978
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Matt Dunn Collection
Washing Clothes, 1961
Washing Clothes, 1961
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Edith A. Graham Collection
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
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Franciscus Collection
Tree of Adam and Eve
Tree of Adam and Eve
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Franciscus Collection
Animals in Jungle, 1960s
Animals in Jungle, 1960s
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Drs. Roslyn and Lloyd Siegel Collection
Untitled (Pregnant Woman), 1981
Untitled (Pregnant Woman), 1981
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Paul Gardere Collection
Dambala/Woman Metamorphis, 1980s
Dambala/Woman Metamorphis, 1980s
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Gessen Collection
Flamingos, 1975
Flamingos, 1975
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Butterfly Woman, 1960s
Butterfly Woman, 1960s
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Mermaids in a Boat, 1965
Mermaids in a Boat, 1965
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Selden Rodman Gallery at Ramapo College
Devil Man
Devil Man
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan