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BENOIT, Rigaud (1914 - 1986), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BENOIT, Rigaud (1914 - 1986), Painter

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Haitian, 20th century, male.

Born 1911, or 1914; died 1986.

Painter. Genre scenes, local scenes, landscapes.

Rigaud Benoit was a cobbler and taxi driver who taught himself to paint. In common with the other popular Haitian painters at the mid-century, he was discovered in the entourage of the voodoo priest Hector Hyppolite in 1943 by the English teacher Dewitt Peters, who then established the art centre at Port-au-Prince.

Reference Entry.  479 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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