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Philome Obin

 (1892 - 1986)
Philome Obin was active/lived in Haiti.  Philome Obin is known for naive style genre, history painting of Haiti.

Philome Obin

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 looked more to the 'sophisticated' art of France.  By 1944, the artist was desperate because of his commitment to art and the lack of response he was receiving.  However, the next year, he got the attention of Dewitt Peters, an American ar  ...  Displaying 750 of 2632 characters.

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Self Portrait with Blue Eyes

About  Philome Obin

Born:  1892 - Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died:   1986 - Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Known for:  naive style genre, history painting of Haiti