Monday, January 25, 2010


In the early 1930s, Natalie de Büren received a letter from her brother-in-law, Georges Reinbold, a major coffee exporter in Port-au-Prince and asked that she come to Haiti to visit her sister Jeanne. Jeanne was feeling a bit isolated and needed to see her family.

Jeanne and Georges

Natalie de Büren

Natalie was a very talented artist and while she went to be close to here sister she was clearly inspired by her extended time in Port-au-Prince. The following examples are a small sampling of her work from that time period.

I recently found a review of her work where her art from Haiti is mentioned. It speaks of her rich and dense use of color, evoking the Caribbean.


  1. oh my word,it is the fate of too many women artists to drop into obscurity.The first two pieces for her time are incredible.

  2. Thank you Katie. Here is a link to some of her other work.



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