Paul Gardere Collection

Haitian artist Paul Claude Gardère (Haitian, 1944 - 1911), Brooklyn, NY

Paul Claude Gardère (Haitian, 1944-2011) was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1944 and immigrated to Queens, NY in 1959 at age fourteen. While attending the Lycée Français de New York, he enrolled at The Art Students League, where one of his first art teachers was Charles Alston. Encouraged by his mother to pursue his artistic ambitions, Paul earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1967, where he studied under and formed close ties with social-realist artist Robert Gwathmey, figurative painter Nicholas Marsicano, and sculptor Reuben Kadish. He completed his formal education with a Master’s of Arts from Hunter College in 1972, under the tutelage of teachers Mark Rothko, Robert Morris, and John McCracken.

Still Life with Fruit
Still Life with Fruit
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Untitled (Bird in nest, trees, flowers)
Untitled (Bird in nest, trees, flowers)
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Untitled (Bird, trees, flowers)
Untitled (Bird, trees, flowers)
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A Bird in a Cage and a Young Girl's Gaze
A Bird in a Cage and a Young Girl's Gaze
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Untitled (Street Scene)
Untitled (Street Scene)
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Untitled (Man in Ra Ra Costume)
Untitled (Man in Ra Ra Costume)
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Portrait of Paul Gardère, 1983
Portrait of Paul Gardère, 1983
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Oblatala: Guardian of the Road, 1982
Oblatala: Guardian of the Road, 1982
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Untitled (Pregnant Woman), 1981
Untitled (Pregnant Woman), 1981
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Untitled (Dancing Bears), 1980
Untitled (Dancing Bears), 1980
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Untitled (Animals in Underpants), 1983
Untitled (Animals in Underpants), 1983
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Untitled (Bear and Kangaroo), 1983
Untitled (Bear and Kangaroo), 1983
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