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.

Our Lady of Peace
24" x 24"
Alexandre Gregoire
b. August 29, 1922, Jacmel, Haiti



Gregoire is recognized as one of the Haitian art world's true '"naives".  His paintings are pure and innocent, usually finding inspiration in religious and voodoo themes, with a joyous rhythm all their own.

Gregoire joined the Centre d'Art in the mid-to-late '50s, along with other young artists, after meeting two of Haiti's most eminent artists, Prefete Duffault and Gerard Valcin.

It is said that most all human faces in his paintings bear Gregoire's features. Anyone familiar with the artist can testify to the truth of this statement.

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