The tourism industry in Haiti
this day is at an all time low. Visitors have been drawn instead to the Dominican Republic . Consequently, Haitian artists  are trying to survive. Their works are covered with dust and piled up in a darken corner of the house. Unable to sell them and to renew their supplies, an important part of the Haitian culture is slowly dying. 

Please, help us keep alive this important segment of our culture by buying Haitian paintings. The January 12, 2010 earthquake
has worsen the situation. Our artists are struggling more than ever.











Gary Legrand was born in the city of Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Luiné Legrand. He currently lives in France , where he receives a master degree in Fine Arts.
Gary 's works are sold around the world and exhibited in several French cities and elsewhere. He is also an accomplished Drummer.  More about this great Rivartibonitian Artist..


Saintilus Ismael was born on April 24, 1940 in Petite Rivière de L'Artibonite According to the excellent out-of-print book by Nadal-Gardere, he was educated by the Frères of Saint Mark and at Anténor Firmin High School. He began to paint in 1956 after visiting the Centre d'Art and The Foyer des Arts Plastique . He studied with Blas and Georges Remponeau. Ismael died suddenly in February 2000

Roger François was born in Petite-Riviere de l'Artibonite, Haiti , in October, 1928. Before becoming a painter, François was a sculptor and student of Odilon Duperier. François is a houngan, and needless to say is deeply involved in Vodou in his daily life and in his art. As such, his paintings are characterized by subtle occult and mystical symbolism, as well as more obvious voodoo scenes. 
Internationally renowned, François' works have been exhibited in Belgium , Germany , the U.S. , and France . His paintings have been on permanent exhibition in the Brussels Museum since 1963. Within the last many years, he has been seized upon by collecters, who see his versatility, use of color, and elegance of style as promises of greatness.

Miguel Ange Altidor - Born in Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite on July 12th, 1964 . Michel's father worked with wood and his mother was a dressmaker. He studied till he reached the 10th grade, then at the age of 16 he joined the Ismael Saincilus School (The Icon Master). 
In 1983 he established himself in Port-au-Prince. His artwork was exposed in the Haitian Art Museum inPort-au-Prince. Now his paintings are sold in Florida, USA and France.

Many well-known Haitian Artists were born in Petite Rivière. Their legacies live on.
A lot of young, well inspired artists have inherited their sensible touch. Hundreds of  
 such gifted students adopt their style and got their (first) debut at their regular 
 workshop sessio


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