HELP MAKE OUT SIGNATURE ON BEAUTIFUL OLD HAITIAN PAINTING

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I went by a little Haitian 2nd hand store on the way home from a doctor appt today & bought this beautiful painting for only $20! I also bought a large floral painting for another $20 which the owner said was also Haitian.
    But for the life of me I can not make out the artist's name!
    Any help would be appreciated.
    PS - And now it looks like I have another shop I will be checking out each day on my way home from my regular thrift store hunting!

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  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Hm, the second line looks like it could be Castillo... but I would expect a Haitian artist to have more of French sounding name. The first line looks kind of like Bancis or Banlis. But nothing comes up with that...
     
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  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    Francis Castillo?
     
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I was going to propose Francis & Castillo seems like a good fit too, to my eye.
     
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  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

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  6. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thank you - I'll send him pic & see if it's him.
     
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  7. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Its pretty amateur I wouldn't really worry about it.
     
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Oh, I don't think so. Not my subject matter but can't fault execution. Certainly worth exploring further.

    Debora
     
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  9. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    The cows feet are floating on top of the grass. They have no eyes. The ocean on the back is just one grey and green line. The boats in the back are not that great. I just don't see skilled work here.
     
  10. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Of course art appreciation is in the eyes of the beholder but... I see a sugar mill in the background with mountains just behind.

    Debora

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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, and the men are clearly harvesting sugar cane. Sugar cane is grown on many of the islands, and mainland South America as well.
     
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