your cart

Artist from Haiti - Prefete Duffaut

Prefete Duffaut

(1923- 2012) Born in Jacmel, Haiti

Mr. Duffaut was a well-known Haitian artist who was born in Jacmel in 1923. He was a taciturn introvert youth, who lived through an unhappy childhood ruled by an incompetent mother, with drawing as his only expressive outlet.

He recounted that the Virgin Mary appeared to him in a dream at La Gonave Island, leading him to produce an ornamental sculpture for the chapel dedicated to her. read more

A naive painter, he started out doing highly precise paintings of his hometown, then shifted toward a style at times sophisticated and at times fantastic. He is world renowned for his mountainous landscapes with serpentine roads and his crowded street scenes. His imaginary villages where all lines point towards the heavens and his use of color, especially red, blues, and yellows are quite distinctive and very popular. These fantastic scenes carry meanings which are related to his personal mystical beliefs and voodoo mythology. Duffaut's style is widely popular and unfortunately widely copied by many with varying degrees of success. His work has been exhibited in the States, Europe and Japan.

To get additional information about a painting, or to view a larger version of a painting, just click on the image.
To find out about an artist, or see additional work by an artist click on the artist's name.

Imaginary Landscape by Prefete Duffaut
Imaginary Landscape
Prefete Duffaut

country of origin: Haiti
16x34 inches (41x86cm)
acrylic on masonite
thin wooden frame
painted 1987

Price   $4,100.00

Would you like to purchase on
lay-a-way (requires 25% deposit)?

Paintings marked "framed" are framed using simple gold frames unless marked otherwise. Frames shown are representative, not the exact frame. The price of the painting includes the frame. Paintings marked "unframed" will be shipped rolled. We offer custom framing on many paintings. Please allow an extra 10 days for framing. For more information go to about framing.
Lay-a-way - All paintings may be purchased on lay-a-way. A down payment of 25% (non-refundable) is required at time of purchase. For more information go to our FAQ.

Purchases come with a money-back guarantee, except as noted. See our FAQ for exceptions.

To be notified when we get new paintings by this artist click here new inventory.

MedaliaArt - a division of Medalia Marketing Inc. © 1996- 2017   ~  phone 631-246-5527 ~ 800-984-2065