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--> Category: Jean-Jacques, Carlo 

The art of Carlo Jean-Jacques depicts the rustic citizens from the depths of the cities. Sometimes touching on caricature, he succeeds in capturing the attitudes of the street.
Jean-Jacques, Carlo

Carlo Jean-Jacques was born in 1943 in Port-au-Prince. In his early childhood, he was attracted to art and followed correspondence courses from the Ecole ABC in Paris. He entered Joseph Jacob's Atelier d'Art in 1963. Bernard Wah and David Lafontant were his drawing teachers, while Dieudonne Cedor and Jacob taught him painting. A talented student, Carlo was happy to see one of his works selected for the Esso competition. From 1964 on, he began desperately searching for his own path. Feeling Cedor's influence, he was attracted to impressionism. Yet, within his own paintings, Jean-Jacques was frustrated in his search for clarity.

The artist broke with the group in 1966, and began a three-year non-productive period. Though he haunted the alleys of squalor, and watched life through a liquor bottle, this time had a profound effect upon Carlo's painting henceforth. In 1969, he finally approached the Galerie Monnin with a small painting of a tiny street in La Saline. It was a beginning.

Gradually, over the years, Jean-Jacques developed a very good working relationship with Michel Monnin. He was encouraged, and conquered his depression. In fact, he was now known for his good humor and colorful narratives on life. He entered a prolific phase of artistic maturation.

The art of Carlo Jean-Jacques depicts the rustic citizens from the depths of the cities. Sometimes touching on caricature, he succeeds in capturing the attitudes of the street. Because his design is upheld by sober colors and good tone, his works escape strict stylization and render impressions of strength and grace.

He is now considered a master in the Haitian art media.

1977 - Martello Museum, Key West, Florida
1978 - Galerie Monnin, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
1982 - International Art Expo, New York, NY
1980 - Curacao Museum, Willemstad, Curacao
1983 - Musee International d'Art Naif, Nice, 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
1989 - IFA Galerie und Kontaktstelle, Bonn, Germany
1991 - Le Musee d'Art Haitien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Books and Catalogues
1982 - Art Expo: New York, p. 213
1983 - Peinture Haitienne, p. 62
1986 - La Peinture Haitienne, p. 167


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