Church of St. Pierre in Baradères, Haiti

St. Pierre parish, Baradères, Haiti — sister parish of St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, Silver Spring, Md. 
 


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Camy Rocher

Camy Rocher was born in Baradères in 1959 and died in 1981.

Quoting from the The Electric Gallery web site:

"Camy Rocher may be unique in art history by establishing himself as an important painter with a very significant body of highly acclaimed work, while having lived only 23 short years."

"...[H]is works—which depict almost exclusively scenes of vodou practices and figures—are illustrated in almost every important reference on Haitian art. His works rarely appear on the market, and they are widely sought by collectors."

"Rocher began to paint at the age of 12 or 13 under the patronage of the renowned artist Calixte Henri. Rocher's goal was to bear witness to his deeply engrained Vodou culture."

 

Images used by permission of The Electric Gallery LLC. Visit the Gallery's Haitian Art Collection.

Mambo

Above: "Mambo," oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches.
Below: "La Ceremonie," oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.

La Ceremonie


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