Artist Préfète Duffaut (1923-2012) Laid to Rest

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This report appeared in Défend Haiti. Follow link below for the original report and a gallery of Duffaut’s work.

A world renowned Haitian artist, whose work appears in the capital halls of many countries around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Préfète Duffaut (1923-2012) had his body laid to rest on Saturday in the presence of many artists and keepers of the Haitian culture.

The funeral one of the “last giants of the arts” in Haiti was held at the Church of King St. Louis of France where Father Lanex Phanor, was spoke of the deceased, saying “the death of a baptized is not an end but a passage.”

Present was the Director of the Museum of the National Pantheon (MUPANAH), Michèle Gardère Frisch, and painter Philippe Dodard, director of the National School of Arts (ENARTS), who for their part, both praised the exceptional originality of…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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