At the Market


Florence Martinez
Oil On Masonite


About artist

Florence Martinez

Florence Martinez was born in Jacmel, Haiti in 1940. He started to paint at the Centre d’Art in 1959. Early in his career he won a painting competition held by the Asssociation des Dames du Corps Diplomatique. He was one of the last painters to add a mural to the walls of the Episcopal Cathedral Sainte Trinite in Port-au-Prince. Now deceased, Martinez colorful work were part of the first selections of Haitian art that were sold in Parke Bernet Galleries and Sothebys to raise funds for the construction of the Centre d'Art which opened on May 22, 1969.

About the work

Painting Description:

“This is a perfect accentuation for the dining room! This colorful and vivid painting depicts street merchants balancing baskets of fruits and vegetables on their heads as they head to market. This scene is very typical of Haitian vendors who sometimes travel long distances to market on foot. The painting is housed in a wide oak wood frame. Both painting and original frame are in excellent condition and is fully guaranteed ”


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