Gérald Bloncourt, born November 4, 1926 in Bainet (Haiti), painter, photographer, engraver and writer was expelled from Haiti by the military junta that ruled Haiti in 1946
Monday, November 5, 2018 ((rezonodwes .com)) – The Ministry of Culture and Communication has learned with great sadness the news of the death of the painter, Gérald Bloncourt (91 years), from the town of Bainet.
Co-founder of the Haitian Art Center, creator of the Murales editions, Gérald Bloncourt is the author of a rich and diversified artistic work: painting, drawing, poetry, engraving, among others.
Towards the end of the 40's , he began a career of reporter-photographer and realized more than 200 thousand photos. This passion for photography was for him a way of “militating, resisting and changing things with a camera in his hand.”
Despite the fact that he moved abroad, Gérald Bloncourt, remained Haitian while preserving his cultural and intellectual identity.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication, on behalf of the Government of the Republic, while welcoming the work and the career of this brilliant artist, expresses his sincere condolences to his family, to the artists who have worked with him and to his loved ones affected by this disappearance.