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HIPPOLITE, Hector (1894 - 1948), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HIPPOLITE, Hector (1894 - 1948), Painter

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Haitian, 20th century, male.

Born 1894, in St-Marc; died 1948, in Port-au-Prince.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

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[not available online]After travelling in America and Africa during his youth, Hector Hippolite became, like his father and grandfather before him, a 'houngan' or priest of the Voodoo cult, which originated in Africa and was the most widely practised religion of the black population of Haiti. Voodoo

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