Valcin, Pierre-Joseph (1925 - 2000)



Pierre-Joseph was born around 1925 , he is not certain of the exact year but Borno was President of Haiti at the time. After working as a stonemason and a mechanic for many years, he was encouraged by his friend Prefete Duffaut and his half-brother, Gerard Valcin, to begin painting, and in the late 1960’s he joined the Centre d’Art. His paintings are renditions of events that happen every day in Haiti, like markets, vodou ceremonies, people taking naps or planting crops, sometimes rendered with a touch of the surreal but always possessed by a gentleness and humor that brings a soft feeling to the soul. His work has been exhibited internationally for years, including solo shows in Paris and Athens. Pierre -Joseph Valcin passed on in February 2000.

Centre-dArt
Couple Under Spider's Web, 1978
Couple Under Spider's Web, 1978
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Island On Fire: Jonathan Demme
Family in yard, 1983
Family in yard, 1983
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Fisher Collection
Untitled (Interior Domestic Scene), 1986
Untitled (Interior Domestic Scene), 1986
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Fisher Collection
Haitian Revolutionary Generals (Untitled), 1968
Haitian Revolutionary Generals (Untitled), 1968
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Marchande, 1987
Marchande, 1987
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Bird
Bird
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Flamingo
Flamingo
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Haircut
Haircut
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Matt Dunn Collection
Birds of a feather, 1975
Birds of a feather, 1975
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Spencer Museum of Art
Couple with Goat
Couple with Goat
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Matt Dunn Collection
Last Judgement (1976-79)
Last Judgement (1976-79)
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan