Visual Artist Famous Artists from Haiti

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List of the most popular artists from Haiti, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Haitian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Haitian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Examples include Préfète Duffaut and Edouard Duval-Carrié.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Haiti?" and "Who are the most well-known Haitian artists?"

For further information on these historic Haitian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Haitian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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Frankétienne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. is recognized as one of Haiti's leading writers and playwrights of both French and Haitian Creole. He has been recently called The father of Haitian letters by The New York Times. As a painter, he is known for ...more

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Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

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Edouard Duval-Carrié is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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Edouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, his family emigrated to Puerto Rico while he was a child during the François Duvalier regime. Duval-Carrié studied at the Université de Montréal and McGill University in Canada before graduating with a ...more

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Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

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Jean-Louis


Jean Louis is an Haitian artist. Jean Louis lives in Pétionville, as a young painter he studied under Laurent Casimir which influence can be seen in many of his paintings. After the earthquake in 2010 he lost his home and has since been selling his paintings on the street in Port-au-Prince. Recently ...more

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Birthplace: Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Art Forms: Painting

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Petion Savain was a prolific Haitian artist and writer. Savain was born in Port-au-Prince and studied at the Haitian School of Agronomy from which received a degree in law. He began painting in his early years and by his early thirties he was also the author of one book, La Case de Damballah. La ...more

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Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

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Préfète Duffaut


Préfète Duffaut was a Haitian painter. Born near Jacmel, where he lived and worked. The painter Pauleus Vital was Duffaut's half-brother, the painter Jean Charles Duffaut is his son. Duffaut's mother died when he was two years old. Duffaut was one of the painters, alongside important Haitian artists ...more

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Birthplace: Haiti

Associated periods or movements: Naïve art

Nationality: Haiti

Art Forms: Painting

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Alexandre Grégoire was a Haitian painter who typically depicted scenes of Vodou, daily life, and historical events in the naïve style. Born in Jacmel, Grégoire was educated from 1930 to 1937 by the Christian Teaching Brothers, and then studied cabinet making at the Jacmel vocational school for two ...more

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Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti

Associated periods or movements: Naïve art

Nationality: Haiti

Art Forms: Painting

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Jean-Claude Garoute


Jean-Claude "Tiga" Garoute was a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Jérémie, Garoute co-founded a museum of ceramic art in Haiti named Poto-Mitan. An abstract painter, he participated in art festivals throughout the world. Tiga and Maud Guerdes Robard founded the Saint-Soleil post-naïve school of ...more

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Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

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Jacqueline Nesti Joseph is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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Jacqueline Nesti Joseph


Jacqueline Nesti Joseph, a Haitian painter, was born in Port au Prince in 1932. During a career of over 50 years, Jacqueline has had exhibitions all over the world including the Guggenheim in New York. At a very young age Jacqueline moved to Paris to finish her studies. Thanks to the teachings of ...more

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Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Art Forms: Painting

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