Yves Etienne Painting (Cap-Haitian Historical)

Yves Etienne
Subject:  Historical Scene
(Ball dance in Sans Souci Palace)
Size: 24″ X 30″
Oil on Board
Original Wooden Frame


Original Haitian art painting for collecting and home or office decoration.

Signed:  Yves Etienne

Subject:  Historical scene , Military Ball in “Palais Sans-Souci”, Roi Henry Christophe and Queen,  Citadelle Fort can be seen from window.

Size: 24″ X 30″

Oil on Board – Original wooden Frame. Very rare piece, probably the only one available in the US.

Physical Condition: Very Good

Yves Etienne worked from the northern city of Cap Haitien, and is one of the best representatives of the local school of art who under the technical and artistic guidance of Philome Obin is so typical of modern Haitian painting.
Obin created a revolution by himself after starting to paint what he saw around this place in between the two world wars. Haitian art was until then very similar to that of French artist of the Revolution, depicting important people in a very European way, posing in their best clothes, in their office or home, with their staff….
Obin painted country farmers and daily life of normal people in a very simple, naive, way, kin of douanier Rousseau.
After the second world war he was already a respected artist, and locally people took on his example, depicting normal life but evolving to daylife of the past, historic visions of what is was like in the days of the Sans-Souci palace, the citadel if not Toussaint Louverture and his generals meeting before fighting the French. Yves Etienne is one of those local but well known artists of the Cap.

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 30 × 7 in


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