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Jacques Prosper Gerard Lafontant began his studies at the Academie des Beaux Arts. He was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti in 1943. Prosper is a remarkable natural draftsman, who finds delight in capturing a women's essence on canvas. His art works are rare and seldom surfaces for sale. Lafontant’s works are covered in the books “Art & Kitsch” by Eva Pataki and “Haiti et ses Peintres” by Michele Philipe. His works were prominently featured in many galleries both in Haiti and abroad. Illustrations of his painting can be seen in John Allen Franciscus’ book, “Haiti Voodoo Kingdom To Modern Riviera”.
”This beautiful piece is amongst Prosper G. Lafontant finest works. It depicts a beautiful maiden who fell into a trance during a voodoo ritual to drive away the evil spirit, which made her ill, from her body. As the evil spirit is driven from her body, she collapses into a trance like state. Lafontant uses this state to capture feminine beauty as well as vulnerability. This painting is signed and dated 1966 on the top right corner. It is handsomely framed in a dark wood finish. This painting is guaranteed to be original work of the artist”