( 11 Aug 1937 - )
Harry Jacques (dit Arijac) was born on August 11, 1937 in Gonaves, Haiti. After completing high school, Arijac took international correspondence courses in architecture and worked as a draftsman from 1962-63 for the noted artist Sacha Thebaud's (dit Tebo) architecture firm. Arijac also worked in the school construction division of the Department of Agriculture until 1975. Thebaud taught Arijac to paint in the 2000 year old encaustic method, which involves using an iron with a mixture of beeswax, turpentine and pigment to create images.
Considered one of Haiti's finest painters, Arijac has exhibited work at the American Institute, the French Institute, the Sao Paolo Biennial and in New York.
Available Art Works:
AFHAC. La Peinture Haitienne: Dialogue du Reel et de l'Imaginaire. 1990.
Franciscus, John Allen. Haiti: Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera. 1980.
Nadal-Gardere, Marie-Jose and Gerald Bloncourt. La Peinture Haitienne. 1986.