Philton Latortue was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1944. After studying at the Lycee Petion and taking art classes at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in his hometown, he joined the Centre d'Art in 1962. Helped by his brother, also a painter, Philton began to paint in 1962. In 1980 he won first prize in an international exhibition in Hamburg. Since then, his works have been shown throughout Europe, the U.S., and Mexico.
His background landscapes are particularly appealing with their colorful attention to detail. Latortue is famous for paintings animals, giving them human characteristics in fairy tale settings.
This painting shows street scene from the daily life of Haitian. Very colorful with many details painting reflects a beautiful natural environment of the country.Signed lower left "Ph. Latrtue" by black paint. Unframed.
This painting was a Gift Aided donation to FARA Earlsfield