Gervais Emmanuel Ducasse

Born on December 24, 1903, to a middle-class family in Port-au-Prince, Gervais Émannuel Ducasse (1903 – 1988) received a respectable education. By working for the government, Ducasse had the opportunity to travel around Haiti. After observing Haitian life all around him, he turned to painting and depicted some of the scenes. His works are included in the books Haitian Art by Ute Stebich, Peintres Haitiens by Gerald Alexis, and Where Art is Joy/Haitian Art: The First Forty Years by Selden Rodman, and are in the permanent collections of the Musée d’Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre, in Haiti, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From “Masterpieces of Haitian Art: Seven Decades of Unique Visual Heritage” by Candice Russell. Schiffer Publications Ltd, 2013