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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. 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
Frankétienne Rencontre ou Meeting, Abstract, Le Rêve

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti) is a Haitian writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. He is ...more
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Edouard Duval-Carri&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Edouard Duval-Carrié

Birthplace: Hurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti, + more

Nationality: Haiti

Edouard Duval-Carrié (born 1954) is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor.
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Petion Savain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Petion Savain

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Petion Savain (15 February 1906 – 1973) 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 ...more
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Préfète Du... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Préfète Duffaut

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Préfète Duffaut (1 January 1923 – 6 October 2012) was a Haitian painter.
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Alexandre Grégoir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti

Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Alexandre Grégoire (August 29, 1922 – July 28, 2001) was a Haitian painter who typically depicted scenes of Vodou, daily life, and historical events in the naïve style. Born in ...more
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Jean-Claude Garoute is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Jean-Claude Garoute

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Jean-Claude "Tiga" Garoute (December 9, 1935 – December 14, 2006) was a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Jérémie, Garoute co-founded a museum of ceramic art in Haiti ...more
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Jacqueline Nesti Joseph ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Jacqueline Nesti Joseph

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Jacqueline Nesti Joseph, (born 1932) is a Haitian painter from Port-au-Prince. During a career of over 50 years, Joseph has had exhibitions all over the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim ...more
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Gesner Abelard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Gesner Abelard

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Gesner Abelard, (alternately Gesnerr) (born 22 February 1922) is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Abelard began life as a mechanic, then studied painting and sculpture at ...more
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Luckner Lazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Luckner Lazard

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Luckner Lazard or Lucner Lazard (July 7, 1928 – May 15, 1998) was a Haitian-born painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Lazard studied for five years at the Centre d'Art before receiving ...more
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Ludovic Booz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Ludovic Booz

Birthplace: Aquin, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Ludovic Booz (16 June 1940 – 2 February 2015) was a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Aquin, Booz sculpted bronze busts of several Haitian presidents. His work has been exhibited in France, ...more
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Philippe Dodard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Philippe Dodard

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Philippe Dodard (born 1954) 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 ...more
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Jean-René J&eacut... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Jean-René Jérôme

Birthplace: Petit-Goâve, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Jean-René Jérôme (1942–1991) was a Haitian painter and considered one of Haiti's greatest artists. Born in Petit-Goâve on March 17, 1942, Jean-René ...more
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Antonio Joseph is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Antonio Joseph is the name of: Antonio Joseph (artist) (1921–2016), Haitian artist Antonio Joseph (politician) (1846–1910), Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico
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Gisou Lamothe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Gisou Lamothe

Birthplace: Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Ghislaine Fortuney Lamothe, also known as Gizou Lamothe, (born 1935) 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-... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Marie-José Nadal-Gardère

Nationality: Haiti

Marie-José Nadal-Gardère (born 1931) is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Nadal-Gardère studied in France and later Canada, where she learned ceramics ...more
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Levoy Exil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Levoy Exil

Birthplace: Haiti

Levoy Exil (born 1944), 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 ...more
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Laurent Casimir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Haiti
Laurent Casimir

Birthplace: Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

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