Valcin, Gerard (Haitian, 1927 – 1988)



Gerard Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925. As a young man he was a tile setter, a trade that influenced his art as evidenced by his symmetrical placement of figures, blades of grass or trees in many of his paintings. He joined the Centre d’Art in 1950, and is regarded as a primitve master. His work is generally concerned with vodou imagery. He is the half-brother of the artist Pierre-Joseph Valcin and the uncle of Favrange Valcin, who paints under the name ValcinII. Artists who studied with M. Valcin include Madsen Mompremier and Dieudonne Rouanez.

He died on May 15, 1988.


Centre-dArt
Consecration de la Reine, 1987
Consecration de la Reine, 1987
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Combite, 1960s
Combite, 1960s
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Edith A. Graham Collection
La Sirene Marriage at Sea, 1980s
La Sirene Marriage at Sea, 1980s
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Franciscus Collection
Vodou Wedding
Vodou Wedding
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Franciscus Collection
Vodou Ceremony around Tree, 1980s
Vodou Ceremony around Tree, 1980s
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Franciscus Collection
Vodou Ceremony
Vodou Ceremony
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Franciscus Collection
Marriage of La Sirene, 1987
Marriage of La Sirene, 1987
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Franciscus Collection
La Sirene rises from the Sea, 1986
La Sirene rises from the Sea, 1986
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Franciscus Collection
Coumbite, 1962
Coumbite, 1962
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Marcus Rediker Collection
RaRa Revelers, 1970s
RaRa Revelers, 1970s
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Gessen Collection
Marriage of Agwe and Lasirene, 1985
Marriage of Agwe and Lasirene, 1985
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Gessen Collection
Hospital, 1960s
Hospital, 1960s
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Lasirene and Met Dlo, 1976
Lasirene and Met Dlo, 1976
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Island On Fire: Jonathan Demme
Papa Zaka, 1980
Papa Zaka, 1980
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Papa Zaca, 1969
Papa Zaca, 1969
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
The Court of Agoue, 1985
The Court of Agoue, 1985
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Dessounin, ou remise du secret du Houngan, 1981
Dessounin, ou remise du secret du Houngan, 1981
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Matt Dunn Collection
Communal Fieldworkers [Konbit], 1971
Communal Fieldworkers [Konbit], 1971
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Milwaukee Art Museum