Walking Home in the Rain circa 1965
24 in x 20 in, Oil on Masonite, Framed
$850 - To inquire about this piece, please email Patrick Jamieson
In this painting that pre-dates when Chéry turned to producing tourist art, a family heads back to their rural home in the rain. The man appears to be coming from the fields, while the woman appears to be coming from the market. The two girls are just plain cold.
Condition: There is some wear to the corners of the masonite from before the painting was framed, otherwise the painting itself is flawless, as the day it was completed. Only slightly lighter green than its background, the artist's distinctive, flourishing signature appears just to the left of the small tree in the painting's bottom right corner.
Provenance: James S. Huffman Collection
James S. Huffman had a distinguished 35 year career in the United States Foreign Service. A serious collector of primitive and naive art, he sought pieces local to the regions where he served. From 1963-1965, Huffman was posted to the Dominican Republic. From there, he often went to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where he purchased more than 50 paintings, many of them from Le Centre d'Art and Galerie Issa.