A Boy and a Radio

An original painting
by Wilson Bigaud

Circa 1980s - 1990s - 30 inches x 24 inches

Oil on Canvas; Framed.

Framed size: 36 inches x 29 inches

In this rural scene, the river is the social hub of the village. More than a dozen people bathe, wash laundry, fetch water, or just pass by while—oblivious to it all—a boy in the foreground stares at a portable radio. (Following his early success as an artist, Bigaud became an obsessive collector of radios and hi-fi equipment, even though his home did not have electricity.)

In most of Bigaud's work, 'normal' perspective was employed when rendering people's relative sizes. However, in his painting, the three bathers in the middle are larger than the people in the foreground.

Based on the style of the buildings, trees, and people—and the artist's signature on a white banner background—we estimate that this painting was created in the 1980s or 1990s.

Condition: Excellent in a rustic, hand-carved, Haitian wood frame.