Severe, Jean-Claude (Haitian, 1941)

Death of Dessalines in an Ambush at Point Rouge [Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806), leader of the Haitian Revolution and first ruler of independent Haiti]
Death of Dessalines in an Ambush at Point Rouge [Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806), leader of the Haitian Revolution and first ruler of independent Haiti]

Jean-Claude Severe was born In Cap Haitien in the 50's and was a disciple of Philome Obin. According to Issa el Saieh, Philome thought of Severe as a son. He is certainly one of his most talented students. Severe decided in the late 1970's to forsake painting in favor of the steady pay check; he has worked as a waiter on cruise ships for the last twenty years. His paintings are scarce.

Cap-Haitien
Each of his own will stands up to defend his homeland, 1970s
Each of his own will stands up to defend his homeland, 1970s
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Death of Dessalines in an Ambush at Pont Rouge
Death of Dessalines in an Ambush at Pont Rouge
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Edith A. Graham Collection