GEORGES LIAUTAUD

 

about the artist

1899–1992

a metal worker from an early age, Georges LIAUTAUD was creating iron crosses for the cemetery when DeWitt Peters (founder of the Centre d’art) discovered him in 1953 and encouraged him to dedicate himself to sculpture. Thus, it was Georges Liautaud who gave birth to a new movement of metal sculpture in haiti. celebrated by famous art critics such as André Malraux, Selden Rodman, and Jean-Marie Drot, Georges Liautaud died at the age of 92 in 1992.

his works have been exhibited internationally in the Grand Palais, the Centre Pompidou, the Abbaye de Daoulas, the Fowler Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Frost Museum, the Bass Museum, the Halle Saint-Pierre and the Musée de Montparnasse. His work is part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Davenport Museum, the Waterloo Museum, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Figge Art Museum, the Fond national d’art contemporain de France, the Musée national d’art moderne de Paris, the Musée de l’OEA, Le Centre d’Art, the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège Saint-Pierre, and the Musée de Panthéon National Haïtien.

His works in copper are rare and unusual finds.