Although he did not start his painting career until age 53, Sénèque Obin (1893 – 1977), a younger brother of Philomé Obin and one-time coffee merchant, profited from his brother’s guidance and artistic counsel. Historical scenes were the speciality of the Cap Haitien native, who joined the Centre d’Art in 1948. Sénèque and Philomé Obin were both active in the Masonic brotherhood and depicted Masonic ceremonies among other subjects of daily life in their paintings. Sénèque’s work is in the permanent collections of Ramapo College of New Jersey, in Mahwah, New Jersey; the Milwaukee Museum of Art, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Figge Art Museum, in Davenport, Iowa; and the Musé d’Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre, in Port-au-Prince.
From “Masterpieces of Haitian Art: Seven Decades of Unique Visual Heritage” by Candice Russell. Schiffer Publications Ltd, 2013.