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Henry Nickson.


Henry Nickson is one of the young artists who are taking the history and didactic tradition of the master, Philomé Obin, in a new direction. To the heroes and victories of the Haitian Revolution, the events associated with the U.S. Occupation of 1915-1934, and with the political turmoil of recent decades, Nickson adds the rich and complex religious life of the citizens of the northern province.  His work is visionary, created from school book  stories of an honored past,  joys and sorrows of the present moment, faith in Bondye (God) as expressed by Protestants, Catholics and Vodouisants, and his own resonant dreams.  His style is more painterly than the traditional mode, with nuanced skys and colorfully modeled surfaces. It is as if the "classic" mode of Obin is evolving into a "Baroque".  Yet the new works  go beyond this simple stylistic modulation to incorporate the oneiric sensibility that the novelist Alejo Carpentier called "magical realism."

Arts Haiti is pleased to be able to add these recent works from Henry Nickson. 

Henry Nickson
Music of Haiti   oil on canvas   46 1/2" x 20"   unframed  2007  price on request    contact us here
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Henry Nickson
Dessalines ordre la Massacre de les Français   oil on canvas   11 1/2" x 19 3/4"   unframed   2007    price on request   contact us hereMagnify image

Henry Nickson
Cat and Moon   oil on canvas   16 " x 10"   unframed   2007   sold
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Henry Nickson
Literacy Workers   oil on canvas   10" x 8"   framed   2002   sold
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Henry Nickson
Depart des Français en Haïti  oil on canvas   11 1/2" x 19 1/2"   unframed   2007    Magnify image

Henry Nickson
Dessalines reestablishes order the South   oil on canvas   36" x 24 1/2"   unframed   2007   price on request   contact us here
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Eroded Landscape  oil on canvas   9 3/4" x 16"   unframed   2007    sold  Magnify image

Henry Nickson
Boy with Guitar Village Scene   oil on canvas   20" x 24 "   unframed   2003   $200.00
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Le monde a Lanver - The World Upside Down   oil on canvas   24" x 35"   unframed   2007   sold
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Henry Nickson
Dessalines orders the Massacre of the French   oil on canvas   36" x 24"   unframed   2007    price on request   contact us here
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Henry Nickson
Street Scene  oil on canvas   10 " x 16"   unframed   2007   sold
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Henry Nickson
Contemporary Scene at Christophe’s Chapel and
Palace Sans Souci
  oil on canvas   20" x 24"   unframed   2007   $450.00
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