Laurent Casimir 1973 oil on wood board – 16″ X 24″
From the collection of Art History Professor William P. Morgan of University of Wisconsin, Superior/Duluth. Professor Morgan travelled to Haiti in the early 1970s and purchased this from the artist. Oil on board scene of a crowded market area. Vibrantly painted scene with dense population. The painting is bright and in good physical condition. Signed “Casimir 73”.
Laurent Casimir (May 8, 1928–1990) was a Haitian artist.
Casimir moved to Port-au-Prince in the late 1940s and is here presented to the Centre d’Art in 1947 by his friend, the painter Dieudonné Cedor. From 1950 to 1956 he attended the Foyer of Fine Arts, founded by a group of intellectuals and modern artists, including Cedor. Casimir was one of the originators of a Haitian archetype market painting, he painted using various shades of red, orange and yellow.