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Prefete Duffaut, born on January 1, 1923 in Jacmel , inherited his father's trade of shipbuilding. Duffaut had a vision of the Virgin Mary, who asked him to decorate the walls of the local Catholic Church, Notre Dame de Lourdes, with her image, which he did. Upon his return to Jacmel, William Krauss, an American journalist living there, saw some of his drawings and encouraged him to make some paintings on masonite and send them to DeWitt Peters. Duffaut was invited to join the Centre d'Art in 1948. Duffaut donated the art pieces “The Streets of Jacmel” and the “Temptation of Christ” to the Episcopal Cathedral of Sainte Trinité in Port-Au-Prince. He was the first prize winner at the 1966 Festival des Artes Negres held in Dakar, Senegal. Duffaut's works are included in the permanent collections of the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa, the Waterloo Museum of Art in Iowa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of art, the Ramapo College in New Jersey, and theMusee d'Art du college Saint Pierre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On January 2000, Haiti's President Rene Preval, presented Duffaut with a lifetime award for his outstanding contribution to the art world. He is one of the few artists in Haiti to develop a style so original as to be recognized on sight. One of his paintings was amongst Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis collection. It was sold for $6900 by Sotheby's on April 25, 1996.
Ville Magnifique" depicts Duffaut’s hometown Jacmel with imaginary links to other cities and countries. In this painting, Prefete uses a vivid yellow-gold color to create the effects of a fiery sunset. The painting in general conveys a message of warmth and togetherness. The painting is oil, on stretched canvas. It is fully guaranteed to be original work of the artist.
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Madsen Monpremier ”Mariage Mystique”
Jean Richard Coachy “Damballah"
Prspere G. Lafontant "Tête de Jeunne fille"
Toussaint Auguste"Voodoo Drum"
Calvin Mondesir "Village Symbolique"
Petion Savain "Woman with Bird"
Franklin Latortue "Les Fleurs"
Toussaint Auguste"Scene Paysanne"
Toussaint Auguste"Fétiches Indiens"
Pierre Augustin"Voodoo Priestess”
Ernst Louizor"The Voyagers"
Ernst Louizor"Le Cireur de Chaussures"
Ernst Louizor"Bataille de Coq"
Préfète Duffaut "Choices""
Préfète Duffaut "Ville Damballah"
Préfète Duffaut "Ville Magnifique"
Nicholas Dreux "Village Gossip"
Nicholas Dreux "Neighbors"
Nicholas Dreux "Villagers"
Decourcelle Gourgue "Set Sail"
Decourcelle Gourgue "Cast your Net"
Florence Martinez "To Market"
Jean Boursiquots "La Prairie"
Frederick Rock "Combats de Coqs"
Bob Bazile "The Dreamer"
Bob Bazile "Vegetation Natural"
Bob Bazile "Marchande "
Bob Bazile "Marina"
Abner Dubic "Rue de Léogane"
Abner Dubic "Town of Léogane"
Abner Dubic "La Lessive"
St Pierre Toussaint "Blue Flowering"
St Pierre Toussaint "Red Flowering"
St Pierre Toussaint "Brown Flowering"
St Pierre Toussaint "Black Flowering"
Emmanuel Merisier "Mother With Child"
Alexandre Gregoire "Busy Market"
Michel Louissaint “Market"
Wilson Jolicoeur “La Campagne"
Sully Obin “Recreation"
Saint Louis Blaise “The Race"
Raymond Jacques “Tapping the Tree"
Jacques-Richard Chery “The Pineapple"
Jacques-Richard Chery “Corosol"
Gary Chanel "Cockfight"
Gary Altidor "Church Yard"