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Joseph Oldof Pierre

(1955-1994)

Alias: Joseph Oldof Pierre

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Biography

Oldof was born 1955, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Oldof followed in the footsteps of his father as a practitioner of Vodou. According to Tina Girouard, he determined to become a houngan after being cured of a series of illnesses by his father's treatments. He actively pursued the sequin art from 1980, the year of his father's death, until his own untimely death in 1994. Like many collectors, we first met Oldof selling his work outside the Museé d'Art Haitien in Port-au Prince. His work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994) and Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995). (Biographical information adapted from Tina Girouard's Sequin Artists of Haiti )

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