Haitian artist Nacius Joseph was born in Petit Goave, Haiti, in 1939. He is Haiti’s first recognized wood sculptor. In his book “Where Art is Joy”, Selden Rodman referred to Nacius Joseph as the “Sculptor of Genius”. Nacius Joseph lived and worked in Port-au-Prince for a number of years, guided and advised by the sculptor Gilbert Duperrier. According to some observers, Joseph’s art at first lacked originality and imagination. Only after his return to his native town was he able to define his own style. He has recently emerged as a fine wood sculptor. Profoundly involved in voodoo, Joseph is the only Haitian artist working in wood who draws his subject matter from his belief system. Rooted in voodoo, his art is marked by great authenticity and strength of conviction. His complicated, elegant structures embody the poetic aspect of his religion rather than its austere grandeur. He works both in the round and in relief. ” Haitian Art, by Ute Stebich, The Brooklyn Museum, Abrams, 1978 Height:14 ” Width 5.75″ Deep: 3″ ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK! The item “VTG Joseph Nacius Fine Wood Carving Haiti Sculpture c. 80s Mermaid Playing Guitar” is in sale since Sunday, July 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Sculptures”. The seller is “dieselr8″ and is located in Sanford, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.
- Medium: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Largest Dimension: 12in.-24in.
- Region of Origin: Haiti
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Subject: Mermaid
- Date of Creation: 1970-1989
- Artist: Joseph Nacius