Oil on canvas by Prefete Duffaut (1923-). Prefete Duffaut was known for painting, active Haiti, Vermacular Movement. He was born in Cryvadir near Jacmel (Sud-Est Department), where he lives and works. The painter Pauleus Vital (1918-1984) was Duffaut's half-brother, the painter Jean Charles Duffaut (1970) is his son. Duffaut's mother died when he was two years old. Duffaut was one of the painters, alongside important Haitianartists such as Gesner Abelard and Rigaud Benoid, at the Center d'Art in the Haitian capital. in the early 1950's Duffaut was one of several artists invited to paint murals in the Interior of the Cathedral of Sainte Trinite (largely destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake) in Port-au-Prince; his works there wer titled "The Temptation of Christ" and "The Processional Road" (also referred to as the "Procession of the Cross"). Duffaut paints in the vernacular style and his oveure typically consists of fantastical "imaginary cities" (villes imaginaires), that often contain coastal elements with boats. The cityscapes are strongly influenced by the coastal city of Jacmel. Another recurrent theme, especially in earlier works, is imagery assiciated with Vodou. Duffaut's work has been exhibited and collected widely outside of Haiti. his body of paintings continues to be a strong influence on contemporary Haitian artists as prince Luc (Luckner Candio). Signed mid left. 16" x 20".