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.

The Crucifixion
24" x 16"
Louines Mentor
born in Haiti


Mentor's paintings usually depict Haitian daily life, which is the reason why this painting and "Scenes of Battle" are so unusual and fascinating. One is a dramatic depiction of the crucifixion of Christ, the other a striking rendition of battle scenes. And both are painted to resemble stained glass artworks. One of Mentor's later paintings, a rural scene, was chosen for the front and back covers of the March 1972 issue of the magazine, "Americas", a publication of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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