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He has participated in numerous Haitian art shows such as Art Cultura in Italy, Gallery Bukowskis in Zurich, Musee d´Art Naif in Nice, Canning House in London.
Forest, Avril

Avril Forest was born in Port de Paix. In 1973 he came to Port-au-Prince and started making collages using dried banana leaves. In 1980 he began working at the Galerie Monnin and refined his highly original style of scores of people peppering a monochromatic landscape. He has participated in numerous Haitian are show such as Art Cultura in Italy, Gallery Bukowskis in Zurich, Musee d'Art Naif in Nice, Canning House in London.

1983 - Musee International d'Art Naif, Nice, France
1983 - Galerie Bukowskis, Zurich, Switzerland
1985 - Cafe de la Paix Exposition, Paris, France
1986 - International Art Exposition, New York, N.Y.
1986 - A.H. Riise Gallery, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
1988 - Galerie Savannah Blue, Tampa, Florida
1988 - Eye Care, Washington D.C.
1989 - IFA Galerie und Kontaktstelle, Bonn, Germany
1989 - 15 Haitian Days, Strasbourg, France
1990 - Mme. Mitterand, group show and auction, Paris, France
1992 - La Peinture Haitienne a La Rencontre de l'Image d'Epinal, France
1992 - La Rencontre Des Deux Mondes - Vue Par Les Peintres D'Haiti - Martinique, Seville, Rome, Paris, Nantes, Angouleme, Laval, Toulouse, Japan, Montreal, United States, Mexico

Books and Catalogues
1981 - Le Reve & Les Naifs, pp. 48-49
1983 - Peinture Haitienne, p. 59
1983 - Le Paradis Et Les Naifs, pp. 192-193
1985 - Un Instant De Paix Au Cafe De La Paix, pp. 68, 122
1992 - L'Art Haitien a la Rencontre de l'Image d'Epinal
1992 - La Rencontre des Deux Mondes Vue Par Les Peintres D'Haiti, pp. 266-267

Permanent Collection
Musee d'Art Naif de Max Fourny, Paris, France


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