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.

Countryside I and II (Paysage I and II)
Two watercolor paintings, 12" x 3"
Luckner Lazard (1928-1998)
b. July 7, 1928 Port-au-Prince, Haiti



Lazard is of the modernist school of Haitian painting, rather than the "naive". He studied painting and sculpture at the Centre d'Art from 1945 to 1950 and in Paris from 1951 to 1953. He was among those who, on August 12, 1950, separated from the Art Center and founded the "Foyer des Arts Plastiques" (Fine Arts Foyer). This was a group who considered themselves more advanced and sophisticated than the primitive artists and wanted to put some distance between the two styles. He subsequently exhibited in Mexico, the U.S., Puerto Rico, Spain, Brazil, and Cuba.

Lazard emigrated to the U.S. in 1956 and continued to exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada, and Haiti.

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