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date: 09 April 2020

Monosiet, Pierrelocked

(b Port-au-Prince, Apr 21, 1922; d Port-au-Prince, Dec 1983).
  • Dolores M. Yonker

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(b Port-au-Prince, Apr 21, 1922; d Port-au-Prince, Dec 1983).

Haitian painter and museum director. He began his career as an artist in 1949 by joining the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince, remaining there for twenty-three years, having studied under the Haitian painters Maurice Borno (1917–1955), Lucien Price (1915–1963), and George Remponneau (1916–2012). His preferred medium was watercolor. His first one-man exhibition took place at the Centre d’Art in 1952. Noticed as a young man of talent, he was awarded a three-month scholarship that enabled him to visit museums in American cities in 1952. On his return he was made assistant to the American watercolorist Dewitt Peters (1901–1966), who ran the Centre d’Art. In 1961 he resigned in order to spend a year in Germany, where he informed himself about all aspects of museum management. The next few years were difficult ones. He went to the Virgin Islands and worked at a variety of jobs unrelated to museum work, all the while teaching himself about conservation and preservation of art and the functioning of museums. On Peters’s death Monosiet was called back as consultant for the planning of the ...

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