Monday, January 25, 2010

Haiti

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.


2 comments:

  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.

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  2. Thank you Katie. Here is a link to some of her other work. http://threebeehives.blogspot.com/2009/08/natalie-de-buren-1903-1986.html

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