Gabriel AlixHaiti b. 1930
Three Panel Painted Screen 69.0027
Born in St. Marc, a coastal town and hometown of Hector Hyppolite, Alix is said to have been brought to Port-au-Prince and introduced to Le Centre d'Art by Hyppolite in 1946. Although he joined the Center, he continued to live and work in St. Marc along with his wife and son, also painters. Alix is one of many Haitian artists who decorate screens, boxes, and chests. His design for this three-panel screen is a stylized floral and vine pattern. Both the size and hinges indicate that this screen was functional, as well as decorative. Alix used a very similar floral motif on several painted wood boxes, also in the Davenport Museum of Art's collection.
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