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Peterson Laurent

Born, 1880 - 1896 (probably 1888) in Saint-Marc. Died, 1950 - 1966 (probably 1958)

The following biographical sketch appeared in the catalogue Artists of the Western Hemisphere | Art of Haiti and Jamaica, Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, 600 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., October 10 - 27, 1968. It reflects a strong uncertainty as to the most basic details of Laurent’s birth and death.

“Laurent died several yeaqrs ago. When he died and where he was born have not been determined. For many years he was a blacksmith for the antique narrow-gauge Haitian railroad. Laurent began painting quite late in life. “Blacksmith”, as he often liked to sign himself, was a simple, friendly man who liked his rum. He is the painter par excellence of the small provincial town, delighting in the scenes of its every-day life. But, even more interesting is his highly personal reaction to flowers, fruit still lifes, roosters, hens, birds and savage fish.”

 

 

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