“The Artist and the Haitian Art Relief Fund”
Haitian-born painter and sculptor Edouard Duval-Carrié gave a talk on “The Artists and the Haitian Relief Fund” where he discussed his own activities as a part of the Haitian relief effort, in addition to presenting a selection of his most recent artistic productions.
Duval-Carrié was born in Port-au-Prince, but his parents emigrated to Puerto Rico when he was still a child as a result of political insecurity in Haiti. He recieved his bachelor of arts from Loyola College in Montreal in 1978. As a graduate of the prestigious École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France (where he lived for eight years), Duval-Carrié’s art combines “African fables, classical mythology, Haitian and world history with contemporary events”. Duval-Carrié makes no pretenses about political neutrality, however. On the contrary, he considers his art to be a reflection of his own political conscious and a mirror of the rapidly changing world: