Carlo Jean Jacques

Carlo Jean Jacques

  • Biography

    Jean-Jacques was born on May 1, 1943 in Port-au-Prince. He was attracted to drawing at an early age and after completing three years of high school took a correspondence design course at the ABC school in Paris. Entering Joseph Jacob's studio in 1963, he studied under the tutelage of Dieudonné Cédor and eventually learned impressionism.
    Jean-Jacques left the Jacob studio in 1966 and spent the next three years living the life of an impoverished "hippie bohemian." In 1969 he approached the Monnin Gallery with a painting, and they accepted it. That was his start "on the road back." Gradually he returned to a productive lifestyle, aided by Calixte Henry, who had a studio in the same gallery.
    By 1979 he was painting in earnest. His paintings highlight the grace and dignity of the poor country people who inhabit the slums of Port-au-Prince. Disturbed by social injustice and the great misery of the slums, he uses strong emotional content and pure lines to create canvases that touch the viewer.
    Carlo Jean-Jacques has an international reputation as one of Haiti's premier painters. He died of AIDS in 1990.

Showing all 9 artworks

  • STREET SCENE / jnjacquescarloGT1New Artwork
    20 x 24 ″ Acrylic on canvas $7,500.00
  • Jeanjacquescarloj57
    24 x 32 ″ Acrylic on canvas $9,500.00
  • Jnjacquescarlo54
    30 x 40 ″ Acrylic on canvas $15,000.00
  • Jnjacquescarloj26
    36 x 48 ″ Acrylic on canvas $30,000.00
  • Jnjacquescarloj36
    16 x 24 ″ Acrylic on canvas $7,500.00
  • Jnjacquescarloj53
    30 x 40 ″ Acrylic on canvas $15,000.00
  • Jnjacquescarloj56
    16 x 20 ″ Acrylic on canvas $6,500.00
  • Jnjacquesj45
    16 x 20 ″ Acrylic on canvas $4,500.00
  • Jnjacquescj55
    24 x 24 ″ acrylic on board $7,500.00