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Raymond Olivier
Raymond Olivier was born in Haiti in 1943 and died in the late 1980's. He began painting as a child, and shot quickly to fame. He won a first prize for his painting "A Mother and Her Child" in 1958, and the following year another first prize in an international exhibit sponsored by UNESCO. He has had one-man shows in Haiti, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, France, and the U.S.

Olivier was initially influenced by a number of schools, but quickly developed his own unique style, which is unmistakable. By the early 1970's, he had evolved a modern aesthetic which adopted elements of cubism and employed distinctive color schemes of green, blue, yellow and brown.

Olivier's work is illustrated in numerous books and catalogs, including Bloncourt/Nadal's Peinture Haitiene, and Seldon Rodman's Where Art Is Joy. Olivier's paintings rarely come on the market today. We acquired these two pieces directly from the artist in 1973, and they have been in our personal collection since that time. We are offering the one for sale.

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