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--> Category: Gregoire, Alexandre 

Gregoire is universally recognized as one of the best of the first generation of naive artists.
Gregoire, Alexandre

Alexandre Gregoire was born in Jacmel. His primary schooling, was with the Christian Teaching Brothers in Jacmel from 1930 to 1937; from 1937 to 1939, he studied cabinet making at the Jacmel vocational school. He played in the Fanfare National as a young man but turned his interest from music to painting and began showing his works in the galleries of Port-au-Prince.

Gregoire is considered one of the best of the first generation naive artists. His paintings were recently shown in New York at the Jonathan Demme exhibit at the Equitable Gallery.

1974 - Flagg Tanning Corp., Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
1981 - Sotheby Parke Bennet Auction, New York, NY
1982 - International Art Expo, New York, NY
1997 - Equitable Gallery, New York

Books and Catalogues
1974 - The Naive Tradition: Haiti, pp. 35-36
1981 - Sotheby's Haitian and Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Prints, (Cat. #86, 87)
1982 - Art Expo: New York, p. 213
1986 - La Peinture Haitienne, p. 117
1990 - June/July Elle Decor, p. 21
1997 - Equitable gallery

Permanent Collection
Milwaukee Art Center

The following mailing was made to our subscribers at the death of Alexandre Grégoire:

Dear Friends,

Haitian Art has lost a true National Treasure.

Alexandre Grégoire, an artist that will be remembered as one of the pillars of Haitian Art, passed away in his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 28th 2001.

Gregoire is considered one of the best of the first generation of Haitian naive artists and his paintings were recently shown in New York as part of the Jonathan Demme Collection at the Equitable Gallery. His work stands alongside some of the greatest -Primitive Art- of all time, like the work of Anselm Boix-Vive from France or Yvan Rabuzin from Yugoslavia, and closer to home, Philomé Obin, Hector Hyppolite, Jasmin Joseph... to name a few of our historical masters.

In a time of uncertainty about the future of Haitian art, it is important to rediscover the national legacy that great Haitian Artists such as Alexandre Gregoire have produced during their passage and pay a fitting tribute to the great service they have rendered our people.

We invite you to explore the Documents and Resources sections of ArtMedia Haiti
to discover the wonder and joy of Haitian art and the artists, who like Alexandre Gregoire, have made it an international phenomenon.

We welcome your messages about Alexandre Gregoire in particular and Haitian Art in general at
The Visitor's Canvas

Best Regards,

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