Rony Leonidas (Haitian, 1946-2012) 20th c. Oil on canvas, market scene, Cap-Haitien, year 1980’s. In carved wood frame. Size 32″x24″ (Wooden frame).
Rony Leonidas was born in Cap-Haitien. He married the daughter of Telemaque Obin, Michaelle Obin. They are all from the Cap-Haitien school fathered by the Haitian pioneer Philome Obin.
Rony Leonidas was born in Cap Haitien, Haiti on January 9th, 1946. He began painting in 1968. Unlike other members of the Cap Haitien school, such as Philomé Obin, who specialized in depicting the urban life and historical events of the north, Leonidas depicted the rural life. His work showed a fascination with all the processes of agriculture – the growing and harvesting of crops.
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