Caribbean Art

The Huntington Museum of Art includes a significant collection of art from Haiti, the majority of which came as a gift from former Blenko Glass designer Winslow Anderson, who was a frequent visitor to the country. Much of Anderson’s collection was formed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, a rich period that saw the blossoming of the “Haitian Renaissance” in painting and sculpture. The works include examples by many of the Haitian masters including Hector Hyppolite, Rigaud Benoit, Sénèque Obin, and Philomé Obin.

Haitian Paintings & Sculpture

Bequest of Winslow Anderson

George Liautaud (Haitian, 1899-1992), Siren, circa 1946-1952. Copper. Overall: 8 x 5 5/8inches (20.3 x 14.2 cm). Bequest of Winslow Anderson, 2008.5.145

Mystical Flowers

Andre Saturne, (b.1927, Haitian), Mystical Flowers, 1950. Oil on hardboard, 29” x 31 3/8” (73.7 x 79.8 cm). Bequest of Winslow Anderson, 2008.5.95

Les Sirenes

Rigaud Benoit, (1911-1986, Haitian), Les Sirenes, 1956. Oil on masonite, 23” x 29” (58.4 x73.7 cm). Bequest of Winslow Anderson, 2008.5.35

The Busy Village

Montas Antoine, (1926-1988, Haitian), The Busy Village, n.d. Oil on masonite, 29 3/8” x 23 3/8” (74.7 x59.4 cm). Bequest of Winslow Anderson, 2008.5.59

Chantecleer and Pertelote

Montas Antoine, (1926-1988, Haitian), Chantecleer and Pertelote, 1959. Oil on hardboard, 27 ¾” x 13 ¾” (70.5 x 34.9 cm). Bequest of Winslow Anderson, 2008.5.44