The Cook


Gerard Valcin
Oil On Canvas
Circa 1970


About artist

Gerard Valcin

Gerard Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925. As a young man he was a tile setter, a trade that influenced his art as evidenced by his symmetrical placement of figures, blades of grass or trees in many of his paintings. He joined the Centre d’Art in 1950, and is regarded as a primitve master. His work is generally concerned with vodou imagery. He is the half-brother of the artist Pierre-Joseph Valcin and the uncle of Favrange Valcin, who paints under the name ValcinII. Artists who studied with M. Valcin include Madsen Mompremier and Dieudonne Rouanez.
He died on May 15, 1988.

About the work

An original oil painting on canvas by Haitian artist Gerard Valcin. This painting depicts  Haitian villagers cooking from an outdoor kitchen. The Art & Soul of Haitian Cooking is primarily the responsibility of the women of the house or the restavec (house maid). It is signed by the artist “Gerard Valcin” to the lower right corner and is presented in a wooden frame. Fully guaranteed to be original work of the artist.


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The Cook

The Cook

Gerard Valcin "The Cook"