SAINT-BRICE robert

1893 . p├ętion-ville . haiti

1973 . port-au-prince . haiti

Robert Saint-Brice is a “houngan,” or voodoo priest. His works represent the messages of his Indian and African ancestors, his religious experiences and his dreams. His identification of Loa Erzulie (voodoo figure symbolizing love and beauty) with the Virgin Mary is strongly criticized by the Catholic Church in Haiti. Robert Saint-Brice is one of the “classics” of Haitian art nourished by voodoo.