Haitian art, original painting on canvas, signed Merise, framed to 21" x 17"
Merise( b. 1946 -) is best known for his creation of fantasy jungle scenes with animals that portray the feelings and follies of human beings. This scene shows his gift for using color and pattern to express the vibrancy of his culture. He also reveals a gentle sense of humor in his painting. Fritz Merise's works are found in exhibitions in the U.S., the Caribbean, Japan, and Europe. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Merise stopped painting due to paralysis.