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  • Voodoo Spiritual Loa artwork by  Prospere Pierre Louis - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Prospere Pierre-Louis (1947-1996) was a Haitian artist and one of the main contributors to the local school of the Saint Soleil art movement. He is known for his paintings depicting mystical Vodou Loas and spirits.

Prospere was born in Bainet, Haiti. Aged 16 he moved to Port Au Prince where he apprenticed as a barber before working as a waiter at the home Maude Obard who with the Haitian artist Tiga in 1983 organise a community of artists, singers, dancers, craftspeople and actors into a movement named Saint Soleil. Prospere followed his friend Maud to the community and eventually he became the most prominent painter in the group.

The Saint Soleil movement gained international recognition in 1975 when the French cultural icon Andre Malraux visited the community. It is said that Malraux was seated on a chair on a grassy knoll while the artists of Saint Soleil ascended the slope, encircling him, each holding a piece of their art. Malraux was blown away by the scene and immortalized the movement by featuring Saint Soleil prominently in his last book, L'Inemporal.

Saint Soleil disbanded after only a few years but five of the artists (Prospere Pierre-Louise, Levoy Exil, Denis Smith, Paul Dieuseul and Louisiane St. Fleuarnt) reorganized into the group Cinq Soleils. In cooperation with several French Cultural institutions they opened a spacious and secure atelier in Soissons in 1989.

Prospere was painting as well or better than ever when he died prematurely of an asthma attach in November 1996.

Prospere Pierre Louis

Voodoo Spiritual Loa

  • 1980-1990
  • 40 x 60 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Origin: Haiti
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Gallerie Bourbon-Lally, P├ętion-Ville, Haiti
  • Provenance: Personal collection, purchased in Haiti 1999, now inheritance selling to found an association for the promotion and access to art according to owner's wishes
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    Very good condition, can be shipped internationally. See about artist - other works are available as part of this personal collection by artists of the Cinq Soleils group. *Proceeds will go to found an association to promote and give access to the arts as wished and inspired by the owner of the works and also in their memory and that of close friends also passed...

    We have listed other high quality artworks for sale on Artplode.

  • Price: $3,600.00 USD
  • Seller: Louisa, France

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  • Artplode ID: 6319
  • Artplode Seller ID: 15871

About Artist:

Prospere Pierre-Louis (1947-1996) was a Haitian artist and one of the main contributors to the local school of the Saint Soleil art movement. He is known for his paintings depicting mystical Vodou Loas and spirits.

Prospere was born in Bainet, Haiti. Aged 16 he moved to Port Au Prince where he apprenticed as a barber before working as a waiter at the home Maude Obard who with the Haitian artist Tiga in 1983 organise a community of artists, singers, dancers, craftspeople and actors into a movement named Saint Soleil. Prospere followed his friend Maud to the community and eventually he became the most prominent painter in the group.

The Saint Soleil movement gained international recognition in 1975 when the French cultural icon Andre Malraux visited the community. It is said that Malraux was seated on a chair on a grassy knoll while the artists of Saint Soleil ascended the slope, encircling him, each holding a piece of their art. Malraux was blown away by the scene and immortalized the movement by featuring Saint Soleil prominently in his last book, L'Inemporal.

Saint Soleil disbanded after only a few years but five of the artists (Prospere Pierre-Louise, Levoy Exil, Denis Smith, Paul Dieuseul and Louisiane St. Fleuarnt) reorganized into the group Cinq Soleils. In cooperation with several French Cultural institutions they opened a spacious and secure atelier in Soissons in 1989.

Prospere was painting as well or better than ever when he died prematurely of an asthma attach in November 1996.







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