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Arrest of Toussaint L’Ouverture, June 7, 1802, 1971, Oil on Masonite
Jean Wilner, Haitian, 1950-about 1980
General Toussaint L’Ouverture (pronounced two-SAHNT low-VER-chure) became a national hero for leading the revolution liberating enslaved Haitians. Despite a treaty guaranteeing Haitian independence, Napoleon Bonaparte had the general arrested and imprisoned in France, where he died a year later.
Here, Jean Wilner celebrates L’Ouverture’s resistance against French domination, depicting him surrounded by overturned objects, raised sword in hand.

Arrest of Toussaint L’Ouverture, June 7, 1802, 1971, Oil on Masonite

Jean Wilner, Haitian, 1950-about 1980

General Toussaint L’Ouverture (pronounced two-SAHNT low-VER-chure) became a national hero for leading the revolution liberating enslaved Haitians. Despite a treaty guaranteeing Haitian independence, Napoleon Bonaparte had the general arrested and imprisoned in France, where he died a year later.

Here, Jean Wilner celebrates L’Ouverture’s resistance against French domination, depicting him surrounded by overturned objects, raised sword in hand.