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Georges Liautaud

Born, 1899 in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Died, 1992

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 was [in Croix des Bouquets] that [Liautaud] received his primary education and studied mechanics. Later, he took up the blacksmith’s trade and, over the years, he hammerered out at his forge agricultural implements, branding irons, and crossses for the cemetary of his native village. In 1953 these crosses came to the attention of the late DeWitt Peters, who encouraged Liautaud to create works of a purely artistic nature. Liautaud works in a difficult medium, but one that comes naturally to him. He flattens out steel oil drums and, working from precise, engineer-like drawings, chisels out the figures. Sculptures by Liautaud are in the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the modern museums of Paris and Rotterdam, as well as many other public and private collections. His works have been exhibited widely in this country and in Latin America and Europe, in one-man and group shows.”

Liautaud’s work, Le Major Jonc, 1984, was reproduced and discussed in Art in the Caribbean: an introduction, by Anne Walmsley and Stanley Greaves, in collaboration with Christopher Cozier, New Beacon Books, 2011.

 

 

 

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