(1894 - 1948)
Hector Hyppolite was active/lived in Haiti. Hector Hyppolite is known for naive painter of voodoo, still life, and religion.
Biography Hector Hyppolite
An African-Haitian painter from St. Marc, Haiti, Hector Hyppolite lived
in the early part of the 20th century and remains one of the prominent
naive or untrained painters in the culture of his country.
In 1944, when DeWitt Peters opened the Centre D'Art in Port-au-Prince
to showcase Haitian artists, "the first painter to gain recognition was
Hector Hyppolite. . . .He was a voodoo priest whose innate
made him one of the greatest natural painters of modern times."
Hyppolite's painting subjects included Christian religion, voodoo themes and still
life. The Metropolitan Museum of New York exhibited his work
towards the end of his productive career, which lasted to his death in
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