SAINCILUS (1940 – 2000)
He was born in /940
in the central plain of the Artibonite. He completed high school
in Port-au-Prince. He was a man of culture, of a philosophical
turn of mind, who spoke impeccable French.
He Joined the Arts Centel; then the Foyer des Arts Plastiques
and quickly found recognition.
This "master of icons" was the leading figure of the
Artibonite school. His impiration, almost Byzantine, directed
him towards religious themes, madOlllws with one or two children,
but he was also inspired by peamnt life. His detailed style
is reminiscellt of manuscript illuminatiol!.s.
Christian and vodou mythologies are closely intermingled in
Although famous, he continued to reside in hi.s village, running
a school at Petite Riviere. Venerated by his pupils, he taught
them the love of well
Saincilus died in 2000.
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