Original Haitian art painting for collecting and home or office decoration.
Artist: Elie Lescot III
Subject: “Marchande” Fabric seller
Art movement: School of beauty
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1961, grandson of a former president with the same namesake. Elie started showing interest at drawing at the tender age of eight. At eleven, the precocious artist became the apprentice of Raoul Viard, a well-known Haitian artist. Soon after, Viard realized the natural talent and artistic abilities of his young pupil, guiding him during the first few attempts at mastering painting. Sponsored by the German-Haitian Institute, Elie Lescot had his first exhibit at the age of fourteen. Later, Elie joined the academy of fine art in Port-au-Prince were he befriended famous Haitian artists such as Rose-Marie Des Ruisseaux, Raoul Dupoux And Jean Rene Jerome. Lescot proclaims, however, that the women in his paintings are either angels, or a divine spirit from Ethiopia, or an Egyptian goddess whose beauty and grace are worthy of admiration. Lately, inspired by Ted Martelly a long time friend and supporter of the artist, Lescot has embarked on a new challenge, painting still life mainly tropical fruits like coconuts, in a hyper-realistic genre, by adding his signature glowing detail that elevates his executions to iconographic dimension.
Size: 12″(W) X 32″ (H)
Medium: Acrylic on masonite with frame
Physical condition: Very Good