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  1. Cincinho

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    Cincinho was born Inocêncio Alves dos Santos in 1907. He was raised in Muritiba, a state of Bahia, Brazil. Having a barber as a father and cigar maker as a mother, Cincinho learned craftsmanship through his parents. He worked as a decorative wall painter in Cachoeira for many years throughout his adult life. In 1973 at the age of 66, he began to paint. He primarily used wax crayons on paper, delicately depicting the rural scenes and landscapes he remembered from wandering through the Recôncavo in his youth. His skilled use of gradations of pastel colors adds subtle luminosity and poetic nuances. Cincinho painted in the dining room of his home, where he always warmly welcomed family and friends. Since 1977, his work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums around the globe, including Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Primitive Art in Assisi in São Paulo, Musée D’Art Naif de L’lle de France in Paris among others.

  2. Allen Yu

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    Allen Yu (b. 1998) is an outsider artist based in Philadelphia. Primarily working in colored pencil on paper, his drawings are vibrant and technically precise. Some favorite subjects include fruits, the Philly Phanatic, and candy. In his spare time, Yu collects brochures and schedules, enjoys reading, drawing, and taking Septa.

  3. Recent Acquisition: Amos Ferguson

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    We had recently acquired two wonderful vintage paintings by Amos Ferguson. These are in excellent condition, and from great provenance.

    Please inquire at info@galeriebonheur.com or 314.409.6057 (call or text).

    Amos Ferguson, Bahamas
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    Enamel on paperboard
    19 x 15-3/4 inches
    1970
    Amos Ferguson, Bahamas
    Good Catch
    Enamel on board
    29-1/2 x 34-1/2 inches
    1969

    Amos Ferguson (the Bahamas, 1920 – 2009) was a house painter by profession who began painting when he was a boy. He received a vision from God in a dream; God told him to paint the beauty of His world, to celebrate the Bible and nature, and to show off his native Bahamas. Amos followed God’s commands and painted prolifically for many years. Amos Ferguson claimed to, “Paint by Faith, Not by Sight.”

    See more Amos Ferguson here

  4. Spring Blossom

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    Happy first day of Spring!
    We hope you find yourselves healthy and happy.

    “If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”— Audra Foveo   Art has always been a source of self-expression and joy in the most difficult times. We hope to continue to bring comfort and cheer to your home while we all weather the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.

    Galerie Bonheur would be happy to creatively assist you with your purchase during these trying times, for suggestions and inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    All the best,
    Laurie & staff
    info@galeriebonheur.com
    314.409.6057 (call or text)

    (image above: Amos, Ferguson (Bahamas), Orange White and Red Flowers on Green and Blue, 1982. Enamel on paperboard, 29 x 28 inches. Please inquire.)

    Amos Ferguson
    Red Flower on Yellow
    1980’s
    Enamel on paperboard
    19 x 15 inches
    Please inquire.
    Amos Ferguson
    Red Flowers in Yellow Vase
    Enamel on paperboard
    38 x 21 inches
    1980’s
    Please inquire.

    Amos Ferguson (Bahamas, 1920 – 2009) was a house painter by profession who began painting when he was a boy. He received a vision from God in a dream; God told him to paint the beauty of His world, to celebrate the Bible and nature, and to show off his native Bahamas. Amos followed God’s commands and painted prolifically for many years. Amos Ferguson claimed to, “Paint by Faith, Not by Sight.”

    See more Amos Ferguson here

  5. Art from the South: Mary Whitfield and Janice Kennedy

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    by Laurie Ahner

     

    Mary Frances Whitfield (b. 1947, Alabama) focuses her rich paintings on the historical and modern plight of African-Americans, and the cruelty and injustice they have experienced. The powerful works contain little detail; the figures have no facial features. Instead, the drama of their gestures or body language conveys the feeling of the painting.

    Mary Frances Whitfield, Children Picking Eggs With Mother. Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper, 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches, Framed. Please contact Laurie Ahner for any inquiry. info@galeriebonheur.com or 314.409.6057 (call or text)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mary Whitfield, Chasing Chickens. Watercolor and gouache on Arches paper. 13-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches; 22-1/2 x 28 inches, framed. Please inquire.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Click here to see more art by Mary Whitfield

     

    Janice Yvonne Kennedy was born fourth of six children, in 1941, in Harbins Community, Georgia. Until the age of fifteen, she worked in the fields as a sharecropper. Janice never went past the ninth grade. Her dad made her stay home to work in the fields. By the age of ten, she could pick one hundred pounds of cotton a day. Janice is a self-taught artist and born-again Christian. When she starts a painting, she asks, “Lord, what would you have me paint today?”

    Miss Daisy with Orange Flower
    Acrylic on board
    image – 11 x 13-1/2 inches
    framed – 15 x 19 inches
    Was $550, SALE $495

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

    Mountain Majesty, North Carolina
    Acrylic on board
    29 x 23 inches, framed
    $850

     

     

     

     

     

  6. Anonymous & Misc. Vietnamese Art

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    Galerie Bonheur presents Anonymous & Misc. Vietnamese Art.

  7. Anonymous & Misc. Panamanian Art

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    Galerie Bonheur presents Anonymous & Misc. Panamanian Art.

  8. Anonymous & Misc. Cuban Art

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    Galerie Bonheur presents Anonymous & Misc. Cuban Art.

  9. Joao Alves

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    Joao Alves is an artist from Brazil. He employs clay to capture everyday village life of Brazil.