Sisson Blanchard (Haitian, 1929-1981) Oil on board painting depicting five sea turtles in an open face wooden frame. Signed “S. Blanchard” to the upper left hand corner. Frame measures 22” in height by 18” in width with the sight image measuring 19” in height by 15” in width. All measurementsare approximate.Sisson Blanchard (Haitian, 1929-1981) was born in the southern Haitian village of Trouin. Migrating to Port-au-Prince, Blanchard found work as a gardener at the Centre d'Art. He began painting in 1948, with the encouragment of the American sculptor Jason Seley. Blanchard's paintings of birds and farming scenes were first shown at the Centre d'Art, and have since been exhibited all over the world. His work is included in the collections of both the Davenport Museum of Art and the Waterloo Museum of Art, in Iowa.