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 artistand 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.