Henry Robert Brˇsil
[also Henri-Robert Brˇsil]
(Gonaives, Haiti, 19September 1952 - 1999)
Waterfall with Pool
24 x 30 inches, painting
25 x 30.75 inches, simple, raw wood frame
Fine and bright condition.
He won the ISPAN-UNESCO Prize in 1981 [Institute for the Safeguarding of the National Patrimony-UNESCO] and had exhibitions in Haiti, Japan, the US, Italy, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, etc. Many newspapers and magazines covered his work including Hostess Magazine, the New York Times and the Miami Herald.
Evidently he became quite eccentric as he got older and was tragically killed in a violent misunderstanding at a market in 1999. His paintings are rare in the market as owners tend to hang onto them. -- John B. Fulling Haitian Art Collection
Schutt-Ainˇ, Patricia; Staff of Librairie Au Service de la Culture (1994). Haiti: A BasicReference Book