Artist from Haiti - Fritzner Alphonse

Fritzner Alphonse (1938-2006 ) Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Alphonse was born in Port-au-Prince on July 18, 1938. His mother was a merchant originally from Jacmel, and his father was a tanner. After leaving school his father taught him his trade and He worked as a tanner until the age of 36. A childhood friend of Calixte Henri, he began painting at the urging of his friend in 1972. Calixte gave him art books to study. Late 18th century western painting particularly impressed Alphonse. He also took some courses at the Center of Art. read more

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