Guy Joseph

Guy Joseph

Haiti
    Biography

    Guy Joseph was born in Pétion-Ville in March of 1957.
    He went to school through the eighth grade. He loved to draw and spent many hours
    making portraits of his favorite movie stars.
    After leaving school he started to paint portraits professionally.
    In 1977 his work caught the eye of the famous artist Murat St. Vil,
    who took him on as a student. He began reading art books and
    stayed at the Art Academy for a year. He then studied in Jacmel for 3 years with an American teacher.
    In 1985 Guy Joseph came back to Port-au-Prince, painting the imaginary landscapes
    for which he is known. He uses clean and delicate lines to paint his fantasy trees.
    His paintings have won many awards and he has participated in exhibits in Israel, France, Japan,
    Brazil, and the French Antilles. The Berlin Museum purchased
    one of his paintings. Guy Joseph is one of the most acclaimed
    of the new generation of Haitian artists.