Haitian Art Collection

Donated by Gladys Kinoian Lujan '56

The following art works have been donated by Gladys Kinoian Lujan '56. View thumbnails of the Haitian Art Collection, or click on one of the links below to go directly to an item.

Champs des Cannes (Cane Fields), 1959
18" x 42"
Gesner Armand
b. June 11, 1936, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti



Armand started his career as a watercolorist after having joined the Art Center in the early ’50s. Unlike some of his more ”naive” contemporaries, Armand was first and foremost an impressionist. He studied painting in Mexico between 1958 and 1960. He was then awarded a scholarship from the French government and lived in Paris until 1962, when he returned to Haiti and subsequently became Director of the Museum of Haitian Art at St. Pierre’s College in Port-au-Prince.

Armand has exhibited widely since 1957 in Mexico, the U.S., France, Spain, Jamaica, Martinique, Venezuela, Barbados, The Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, and Israel.

He is known for the brilliance of his paintings of peasant life, Carnival themes, and pigeons.

Text by Gladys Kinoian Lujan, Class of '56, Bryant College


As of February, 2010, most of the paintings in Bryant’s Haitian art collection are on display in the Unistructure and in the Bello Center. Click on the links below to view all 21 paintings in this collection or go back to the main art page.