Dieudonné cédor is considered one of Haiti’s leading contemporary painters. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the world. Dieudonné cédor was born in L’Anse à Veau on March 8, 1925. In 1944, he became a cabinetmaker, but seemed more interested in art. He joined the Centre d’Art in December 1947 and became chief of the studio in 1949. He later became a member/founder of the "Foyer des Arts Plastiques." in 1957, he was named director of the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Port-au-Prince.
Riché’s work is very finely executed and richly colored. He currently lives in Christ-Roi in Port-au-Prince with his wife, a hairdresser, and their five children. Riché generally paints several canvases at a time, working on small areas before moving on another, allowing him to complete several works at a time. Riché’s paintings are widely exhibited in major Haitian galleries and were part of an exhibition in France in 1996. Many galleries in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Japan have a permanent exhibit of his works. He is appreciated by art collectors around the world who instantly fall in love with his funny, but seriously big people.’
Born in Port-au-Prince, Fritzner Alphonse worked as a leather tanner until the age of 36. Alphonse's work has been exhibited throughout the Caribbean, as well as in Mexico, Europe, Japan, and the United States. In the 1990s, the artist was spotlighted in a Bon Appétit magazine feature article. Fritzner lived from 1938 - 2006. This work is part of his remaining rare collection before passing.
Sumptuous expressionist painting of Afro Caribbean life and culture in the 17th century, the "Les Bananes" spotlights an arresting figure of a woman, distilling a moment in time of the Black diapsora while flaunting the vibrancy and liveliness of the lush Tropics. Painted with acrylic on canvas artist JaeMe Bereal adds great detail and flourish to all her elements, using bold brush strokes to create an evocative scene.
Born of an American mother and a Haitian father, Chenet grew up in a mix of cultures that allowed him to exploit his aesthetic curiosity and explore his Haitian roots, while retaining the technical influence of the American masters. The artist studied art at the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince and received his BFA at the School of Visual arts, New York. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, is housed in important museum collections, and is featured in numerous books on Haiti’s art.