Oil on linen
Painted in France during the 1950's.
This Dorcely Leger-like painting was sold by La Galerie 18, Paris.
Many of the Roland Dorcely first period works show this same chair in varied interpretations. The example illustrated in the MOMA catalogue also uses the chair as part of the theme.
Roland Dorcely's works are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and in New York City's Museum of Modern Art.
Original, no repairs or restoration. Painting has not been cleaned.
Born in port-au-prince, Haiti in 1930, Roland Dorcely attended St.louis de Gonzague and the lycee petion.
Roland Dorcely joined the art center in 1946 and in the same year traveled to France, where he studied with Fernand Leger and Andre Masson.
Roland Dorcely participated in the Foyer des Arts Plastiques in Haiti and, together with Luckner Lazard, founded the Brochette gallery in 1954.
Roland Dorcely returned to France and lived in Paris from 1962 on, moving back to Haiti in 1969. Roland Dorcely's work reveals the influence of the Paris School, particularly that of Leger.
Roland Dorcely was the first Haitian artist to study in Paris under the sponsorship of the Haitian Government of Duvalier.
Roland Dorcely has exhibited his works in the United States, France, Canada, and Colombia.
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