Tamara Baussan

1909-1999

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Born in Bakou, Russia, in 1909, Baussan studied painting as a child under private instructors.  She traveled to Paris to study at the Jerome Academy.  She married Haitian architect Robert Baussan and lived in Haiti since 1931.  She was among the first women to participate in the Art Center, where she was active for many years.

Baussan's work has been included in most of the Art Center's exhibitions.  She is well known for her charcoal drawings, still life works and undersea landscapes as well as her sculpture.

Nadal, Marie-Jose, and Gerald Bloncourt.  La Peinture Haitienne. Paris:  Editions Nathan, 1986