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 Philome Obin  (1892 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: Haiti      Known for: naive style genre, history painting of Haiti

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BIOGRAPHY for Philome Obin
1892 (Cap-Haitien, Haiti)
1986 (Cap-Haitien, Haiti)


Self portrait - Self Portrait with Blue Eyes

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naive style genre, history painting of Haiti

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Philome Obin, born in 1892, was a painter and muralist in naive, folk-art style of street scenes, Haitian history, allegory, native figures and genre.  He is credited as largely responsible for the flowering of Haitian Art since 1945, and is described by some critics as "the greatest of all Haitian artists."

He was born in Cap-Haitien and took drawing lessons as a child.  Many of his early paintings were on cardboard or masonite, and were unappreciated by the general public who (showing 500 of 2632 characters).

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