Les dindons


Sisson Blanchard
Oil On Masonite


About artist

Sisson Blanchard

Sisson Blanchard was born in 1929 in Trouin, a small mountain village in the south of Haiti. Blanchard came to Port-au-Prince and worked as a landscaper at the Centre d'Art. He started painting in 1948 with the encouragement of an American sculptor named Jason Seley. It was Joel who gave Blanchard his first painting materials and suggested that he do a painting to show to Dewitt Peters. Blanchard's barnyard and peasant scenes, naive and bold in their charming exuberance, have had a direct appeal to art lovers. Illustrations of his painting can be seen in Marie Jose Nadal's book "Haitian Arts” and Eleanor Ingalls Christensen's book "The Art of Haiti".

About the work

Painting Description:

“This fine oil on canvas painting is called "Les dindons". It depicts an array of multi-colored peacocks sitting in a grassy field. This painting was purchased at the Gallery Nader in Petionville in 1975. It was painted by the talented Sisson Blanchard. He is listed in several books and illustrations of his painting can be found in many Haitian Art books. His work is included in the first permanent collections of Haitian art established at a public art museum in the United States, at the Davenport Art Gallery (Iowa).”


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Les dindons

Les dindons

Sisson Blanchard “Les dindons”