Rigaud Benoit Net Worth: Age, Height, Weight, Bio

March 10, 2018

Rigaud Benoit Net Worth

Rigaud Benoit how much money? For this question we spent 12 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $39,4 Million.



Rigaud Benoit information Birth date: 1911-01-01 Death date: 1986-01-01

Height, Weight

:How tall is Rigaud Benoit – 1,60m.
How much weight is Rigaud Benoit – 86kg


Rigaud Benoit Net Worth
Rigaud Benoit Net Worth
Rigaud Benoit Net Worth
Rigaud Benoit Net Worth


Rigaud Benoit (1911–1986) had become, well before his death, one of the three or four most highly prized Haitian artists.A native of Port-au-Prince, Benoit had been a shoemaker, musician, and taxi driver before making his living as a painter. He had also supplemented his income by painting pottery, pieces he rarely signed or acknowledged.Benoit was an early member of the Ha?tian art movement known as Naive Art, so-called because of its members limited formal training. The movement was first recognized and promoted by the Centre dArt, founded in 1944 by the American Quaker and World War II conscientious objector Dewitt Peters.According to a widely repeated story, Benoit was working as Peterss chauffeur in 1944 when he saw some of the first works displayed at the Centre dArt. He immediately decided he could do as well as any of the featured artists. Late in life Benoit denied that tale, insisting that he had merely visited the Centre out of curiosity before submitting his first works to Peters. He is featured, giving that account, in Krik? Krak! (Tales of a Nightmare), a VHS feature by Jac Avila and Vanyoska Gee (VHS, 78 minutes. Chicago: Facets Video, 1997).However he got his start, his paintings rapidly became among the most highly sought of any Haitian artist. Then, n the early 1950s Benoit was one of a handful of artists asked to decorate the interior of the Cathedral of Sainte Trinit?, his great mural, Nativity, stood above the high altar. (The Catholic archbishop had — to his subsequent regret — denied permission for mere Haitians to decorate the Roman cathedral. The Episcopal bishop eagerly consented to the project. On seeing the result he exclaimed Thank God!, they painted Haitians.) The cathedral and its many masterpieces was all but totally destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.Some of Benoits later work was surrealistic, though he continued to produce scenes of Haitian life — narrative scenes — until his death.Benoit married the daughter of his friend, the legendary Hector Hyppolite, the first Haitian artist to win international recognition — and still the most acclaimed — in international art circles. They had four children. Three of them — Yves Lafontant and Jacques Dorce, both adopted, and Rigaud Benoit, fils — are also accomplished artists. (Benoit fils lives in New York, his sister in Montreal.)Benoits work is characterized by precise draftsmanship, muted colors (compared with most Haitian artists outside the Northern or Cap-Ha?tien school), and often — in his narrative paintings — a sense of humor. His surrealist paintings mostly depict voodoo scenes or deities lwas. (Ha?ti is, the saying goes, 80 percent Catholic and 100 percent Vodou. In the past century evangelical Protestantism has reduced both figures.)Benoit worked slowly — usually fewer than half-a-dozen pieces a year. Following a near-fatal automobile accident early in 1980, his production declined further. He had, by that time, attained a measure
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