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Sully Obin

(Haitian, 1916–2012)

La Famille Obin

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Object Details

Artist

Sully Obin

Medium

Oil on hardboard

Dimensions

Image: 23 3/4 × 36 1/4 inches (60.3 × 92 cm)
Overall/Frame: 24 3/4 × 37 × 1 inches (62.9 × 94 × 2.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Clara K. Seley

Object
Number

88.064.007

Portrayed in the painting are the artist, Sully Obin; his uncle Philomé; his cousins Antoine and Th(…)

Portrayed in the painting are the artist, Sully Obin; his uncle Philomé; his cousins Antoine and Thélémaque; and Sully’s father, Sénèque. All were painters, and all protégés of the family patriarch, Philomé.Visible through the open window depicted at right is a distant, monumental structure that may represent a lighthouse, or perhaps a church steeple. (“The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Matt Conway and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 13, 2017)

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