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Grateful du Bois Caiman


Jean R. Croichy
Medium Acrylic


About artist

Jean R. Croichy

Jean Richard Coachy (Croichy)  was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1951. At the age of thirteen, he was accepted at the Calfou Club. He began his studies under the supervision of Haitian master Petion Savain. Coachy's Cubist Abstract, Surreal and impressionist has earned him the reputation of one the leading artist of Haiti. His works are primarily in acrylic on canvas and gouache. His themes include action cubist abstract gesture. In addition to painting, Coachy is also a respected art instructor in Haiti. His pupils include Jean Francoise and Mona Haigler. He has held many exhibits in the United States, Europe, and Haiti. Illustrations of his painting can be seen in Jonathan Demme's book, "Island on Fire" and John Allen Franciscus' book, "Haiti Voodoo Kingdom To Modern Riviera.

About the work

Painting Description:

Ceremony Bois Caiman. a voodoo ritual, is a very important aspect of Haitian history. It was after the ceremony of Bois Caiman that many Haitian slaves began to rebel and revolted against the oppression of the French government. There were many leaders like Boukman and Toussaint Breda who called the Bois Caiman meeting to jump start the uprising.


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Grateful du Bois Caiman

Grateful du Bois Caiman

Jean Richard Coachy “Grateful du Bois Caiman"