Zephirin, Frantz (Haitian, b. 1968)



Born in Haiti in 1968, Frantz Zephirin started painting in 1973. Though Zephirin studied under the Haitian master Antoine Obin, he soon pulled away from the stylized Cap-Haitien school. Today, his paintings are characterized by bright colors, intricate patterns, tightly compacted compositions; and human figures with animal heads, which represent his cynicism for the ruling body. Zepherin’s highly creative paintings are inspired by Haitian history, politics, the bible, and voodoo.

Cap-Haitien
Smithsonian Series, 2007-10
Smithsonian Series, 2007-10
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Yvonne and Glenn Stokes Collection
Candle Ceremony
Candle Ceremony
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Yvonne and Glenn Stokes Collection
Smithsonian Series, 2010
Smithsonian Series, 2010
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Yvonne and Glenn Stokes Collection
Humanitarians - Soldiers
Humanitarians - Soldiers
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Yvonne and Glenn Stokes Collection
The 3 Faces of Aristide, 2000
The 3 Faces of Aristide, 2000
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Patrick Jamieson Collection
Henri Christophe, 1980s
Henri Christophe, 1980s
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Gessen Collection
La Danse, 1990-2000s
La Danse, 1990-2000s
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Stanley L. Joseph Collection
Gede Wedding, 2007
Gede Wedding, 2007
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Le Dieu des Nains, 1996
Le Dieu des Nains, 1996
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Marcus Rediker Collection
Indian Spirits Facing Colonization, 2000
Indian Spirits Facing Colonization, 2000
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Marcus Rediker Collection
The Slave Ship Brooks, 2007
The Slave Ship Brooks, 2007
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Marcus Rediker Collection
Amistad, 2012
Amistad, 2012
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Marcus Rediker Collection
Skeletal Figure, 2001
Skeletal Figure, 2001
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Fondation Marie et Georges S. Nader
Vodou Skull, 1998?
Vodou Skull, 1998?
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Gessen Collection
La Vie dans le Village, 1993
La Vie dans le Village, 1993
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
The Saviour, 1999
The Saviour, 1999
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Adam and Eve, 2018
Adam and Eve, 2018
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