Sainsilus Ismael
Haitian Art Co.
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Haitian Art Company

Key West, FL. 33040
Telephone: 305.296.8932. Cell: 305.896.5718 Fax: 305.292.3998
Saincilus Ismael

Born April 24, 1940 in Petite Riviere de L'Artibonite, Haiti. Ismael completed his primary studies at the school 'Freres de Saint Marc' and terminated his secondary studies at J.B. Damier and the Lycee Antenor Firmin, both in Port-au-Prince. In 1967, he was one of a group of artists commissioned to paint the community exhibition hall at Deschapelles. He has been director of the Ceramic Centre there for several years.

Ismael is a man of great integrity, simplicity and mystery. He is knowledgeable of many things, but inarguably a master in painting. He is a professional agriculture specialist, and even has a diploma as a mason. He spent a total of 7 years in prison at different times because of political reasons during the reign of Duvalier. He is very much respected in the art world, within as well as outside of Haiti. Consequently, Ismael is well off by Haitian standards; He owns a two story modern home in Three Rivers, and drives a V.W. bus. He is usually accompanied by a few of the many young men trying to follow in his footsteps.

Ismael is the progenitor of the
'Artibonite' style of painting. Currently he has around 22 students. Some of his students are Faiderbe and Michel-Ange Altidort, Clothes Dominique, Kedson Estigene, Carlos Jn. Baptiste, Claude Joachim, Benson Myrthil, Hyggens and R. Errol Louis.

Ismael died in March of 2000.

20-131, 16" x 20" $

20-131, 16" x 20" $ Sold
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Haitian Art Co. is open 10am-6pm (eastern standard time) 7 days a week. 
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