Haitian-born Ulrick Jean-Pierre moved to New Orleans in the 1990s, and works in styles varying from Surrealism to traditional portraiture, such as this oil painting, "Marie Laveau (Invoking the Spirit of Love)," made in 2003, and measuring 60 x 70 inches. Learn more »
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Embodying the rich, centuries-old cultural connection between Haiti and New Orleans, Ulrick Jean-Pierre distinguishes his florid paintings of historic Haitian milestones with an infusion of pride and spirituality. Inspired by a sculptor uncle, Jean-Pierre began drawing at age four and painting at age sixteen. After high school, he apprenticed under the great Haitian painter Lavorancy Exumé at Le Foyer des Arts Plastiques in Haiti before furthering his studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the University of the Arts and Fleisher Memorial School for the Arts. Jean-Pierre moved to New Orleans in the early 1990s and has proven quite prolific in styles that vary from Surrealism to traditional portraiture such as Marie Laveau (Invoking the Spirit of Love) and his portrait of Toussaint L’Ouverture.
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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Ulrick Jean-Pierre." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1281/&view=summary.
Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Ulrick Jean-Pierre." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.