Buffon Thermidor was born in Cap Haitian; he began painting at an early age and quickly found his own style. Thermidor depicted street and countryside scenes, focusing on geometrically precise houses.
With an impeccable appreciation for local architecture, he beautifully renders iron balconies and gingerbread as well as bare ruined walls. In his street scenes, which are his forte, the artist varies the subject with bits of action. In the foreground, we may find bicycle riders, good-natured fights, and children at play, or simply animated sidewalk conversations. The paintings evoke feelings of another era, when life was much simpler and slower paced.
1981-1983 - Musee International d'Art Naif, Nice, France
1984- Kasper Pro Arte Gallery, Morges, Switzerland
1985- International Art Exposition, New York, N.Y.
1986- A.H. Riise Gallery, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
1988- Galerie Savannah Blue, Tampa, Florida
1988- Galerie 93, Paris, France
Books and Catalogues
1983- Peinture Haitienne, pp. 80-81
1986- La Peinture Haitienne, p. 13
1988- Where Art is Joy, p. 101-102
1986- La Cite Et Les Naifs, p. 146
Musee d'Art Naif de Max Fourny, Paris, France