Franck Louissaint (Haitian, 1949-2021) "Pensive" Framed Oil on Canvas Painting 24"h x 17.5"w #6-3-96GSN-NY

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This original piece is a framed 24 "x17.5" oil on canvas painting of a young girl in deep in thought. The painting is signed by the late famous Haitian painter Franck Louissaint. 

This framed artwork belongs to the private collection of Georges S. Nader and is sold As-Is.

On October 22, 1949, Franck Louissaint was born in Aquin, Haiti, and died on February 5, 2021. Franck completed part of his studies in Port-au-Prince and began to paint on his own. In 1969, he joined the Art Center and developed a hyper-realist art that he then taught at the centre.

He is known for his street scenes and paintings of rural life. Louissaint may be categorized as a pivot painter, having made the transition from the style of painting termed naïve to the more stripped-down picture termed modern. (Biographical Source: La Peinture Haitienne/Haitian Arts by Marie-José Gardère and Gérald Bloncourt, Editions Nathan, Paris, 1986) "Highly motivated, Louissaint broke with the so-called primitive style to achieve an extraordinary degree of realism," says art critic Gérald Alexis in his book Peintres Haitiens.

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