Artists 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. You might also be interested in famous artists from Zimbabwe and famous Harlem Renaissance artists. 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
Rencontre ou Meeting, Abstract, Le Rêve 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 ...more

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Edouard Duval-Carrié is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Petion Savain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Préfète Duffaut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Alexandre Grégoire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Jean-Claude Garoute is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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, ...more

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Jacqueline Nesti Joseph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Gesner Abelard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Luckner Lazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Ludovic Booz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Ludovic Booz 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.

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Philippe Dodard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Jean-René Jérôme is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Antonio Joseph is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Antonio Joseph is a Haitian artist.

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Gisou Lamothe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Marie-José Nadal-Gardère is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
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 ...more

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Levoy Exil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Levoy Exil Levoy Exil, is a master Haitian artist and painter; he is one of the main contributors to the Saint Soleil art movement. Exil's paintings are mystical and abstract and often depict Haitian Vodou ...more

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Laurent Casimir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Laurent Casimir Laurent Casimir was a Haitian artist. Casimir moved to Port-au-Prince in the late 1940s and is here presented to the Centre d'Art in 1947 by his friend, the painter Dieudonné Cedor. From ...more