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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
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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 his ...more

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    • Birthplace: Haiti
    • Nationality: 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 Bachelor ...more

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    • Birthplace: Hurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti, + more
    • 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 the ...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 Case de ...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

    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 Claude ...more

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    • Birthplace: Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gesner Abelard

    Gesner Abelard, is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Abelard began life as a mechanic, then studied painting and sculpture at the Industrial School of Port-au-Prince under the painter Humberman Charles. He became a member of the Haitian Centre d'Art in 1948. In 1949, he received a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Associated periods or movements: Naïve art
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Luckner Lazard

    Luckner Lazard or Lucner Lazard was a Haitian-born painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Lazard studied for five years at the Centre d'Art before receiving a scholarship in 1951 to study in Paris, France. In 1956, he founded the Brochette Gallery in Haiti and settled in the United States.more

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    • Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Ludovic Booz

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    Ludovic Booz
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    Ludovic Booz is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Aquin, Booz sculpted bronze busts of several Haitian presidents. His work has been exhibited in France, Israel, and Suriname.more

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    • Birthplace: Aquin, Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Philippe Dodard

    Philippe Dodard is a Haitian graphic artist and painter. Born in Port-au-Prince, Dodard worked as an advertising illustrator. His works have been exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas. He received the first prize in drawing at the Junior Seminary of St-Martial's College in 1966. He studied at the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Jean-René Jérôme

    Jean-René Jérôme was a Haitian painter and considered one of Haiti's greatest artists. Born in Petit-Goâve on March 17, 1942, Jean-René Jérôme moved to Port-Au-Prince where he attended the "Petit Séminaire Collège St-Martial" and later the "Collège Moderne”. His family is a part of the elite of Haitian ...more

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    • Birthplace: Petit-Goâve, Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Antonio Joseph is a Haitian artist.more

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    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Gisou Lamothe

    Ghislaine Fortuney Lamothe, also known as Gizou Lamothe, is a Haitian painter and sculptor. She is the mother of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Born Ghislaine Fortuney in Port-au-Prince, Lamothe studied in Madrid before returning to Haiti in 1961. Her works have been exhibited in South America, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Haiti
    • Nationality: Haiti
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    Marie-José Nadal-Gardère

    Marie-José Nadal-Gardère is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Nadal-Gardère studied in France and later Canada, where she learned ceramics and metal sculpting. Her works have been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and western Europe. She is the owner of ...more

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    • Nationality: Haiti
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