Centre d’art, Original Haitian art painting for collecting and home or office decoration.
Artist: Wilson Bigaud (b.1931)
Subject: Market scene with people bathing in river.
Provenance: Centre d’art (purchased in 1986)
Born in Port au Prince in 1931 , Wilson began his artistic career as a sculptor in clay. Encouraged by Dewitt Peters he joined the Centre D ‘art and studied under Maurice Borno ,His canvas entitled Paradise won second prize at an International Exhibition in Washington in 1950 and is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York . In the same year Bigaud painted his masterpiece, The Wedding at Cana. In 1951 , he worked on the walls of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port au Prince. Wilson Bigaud lived in Vialet near Petit Goave. He is one of the major figures in Haitian painting. from Haitian Arts by Gerald Bloncourt and Marie-Jose Nadal. (1931 – 2010)