Ever since my years in Haiti I have been fascinated by Haitian paintings. However, we found early on that we had an expensive taste, so although we have built up a nice – and very personal – collection, the real big names, ‘first generation’ and the lot, have stayed out of reach. On this page I have brought together some of my personal favourites, of which the occasional painting comes from our collection, but most of them have been found on the internet, or in the galleries. Needless to say, I could have included hundreds of paintings, but I have limited myself to 25, all of them chosen entirely because I like them – this is thus not an attempt to show an objective overview of Haitian art, just a totally subjective ‘my favourites’.
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