Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
ANDRE NORMIL (1934 - 2014)
Arche de Noe.

Oil on masonite board, in a hand-carved wooden frame, circa 1967. 502x610 mm; 19 3/4x24 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Toronto (1967). On the verso are many printed clippings about the artist pasted to the board by the collector.

This colorful, busy scene of Noah's Ark was a popular subject for this well known Haitian painter. Born in 1934 in Port-au-Price, Normil was a self-taught artist. He began showing his work at the age of seventeen at the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince, and developed a large international following. He is best known for such large, crowded scenes, including carnivals, weddings and markets, all filled with people and animals.