Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Created by:
Pétion Savain, Haitian, 1906 - 1973  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
oil paint on canvas board
H x W (painting): 19 5/16 × 9 1/2 in. (49.1 × 24.2 cm)
H x W x D (frame): 23 1/2 × 13 3/4 × 1 in. (59.7 × 34.9 × 2.5 cm)
oil paintings
Place made:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
This is an oil painting by Pétion Savain belonging to Etta Moten Barnett. It is a portrait of a man depicting him from the waist up, positioned a quarter-turn away from the viewer. He wears a red shirt with white on the one visible left hand cuff and a wide brimmed hat with a narrow red band around the crown. The artist signed and dated the painting in the bottom right corner. An inscription on the back of the frame reads: "Haitian Farmer [ from E. Moten Barnett Collection] / From / Centre d'Art st Port-au-Prince / 1965 Artist: Savain of Haiti."
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Pétion Savain
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture