Wreck of La Natividad

Painting

Wreck of La Natividad
1984
oil on canvas
approx 6 ft x 4 ft

I was living in Florida in 1981 the summer that the Haitian vessel La Natividad capsized off the coast of Florida. The boat had been carrying refugees seeking a better life in the United States. All thirty-three people drowned including a pregnant woman. Their bodies washed ashore on an exclusive beach in Broward County.

Painting of the Wreck of La Natividad by Morgan Gilpatrick

Painting of the Wreck of La Natividad