Edouard Duval-Carrié at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Edouard Duval-Carrie, a Haitian-American and internationally renowned painter, began life in Port-au-Prince when Francois Duvalier was the brutal dictator of Haiti. During his boyhood, he started art classes at Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince. His family left Haiti to escape Duvalier's oppressive rule.


Eventually he ended up in Montreal where he hit the books at University of Loyola. He rose in the art world and was extended an invitation by Paris's École Nationale Supérieure des Beaus-Arts to study there. He experienced some modest success during his stay of 11 years, but remained on the fringes of the art scene.

Having married, he decided he desired to be nearer to Haiti, so he moved his young family to Miami. The art community welcomed him warmly and today he remains living there.

Duval-Carrie has shown his work at art galleries and museums such as Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Center for the Fine Arts, and Little Haiti Cultural Center. He has been an artist-in-residence at Duke University and done post-graduate work at Brown University.

Over the years he has shifted from Haitian-focused subject matter to concentrate on a Caribbean perspective of the problems the region has faced over hundreds of years. Duval-Carrie's latest exhibition, "Imagined Landscapes" will be shown at the recently opened Perez Art Museum.

Recently painter, Maximo Caminero, broke a million-dollar Chinese vase as a statement against Perez Art Museum's "lack of support for South Florida talent." Duval-Carrie commented on Caminero's action as "absurd"

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