About the artist:
St. Vil took an interest in painting at a early age. His father recommended to his friend Prefete Duffaut and the young St.Vil apprenticed in his studio for a year. In 1977 he began his very sucessful style where the soft shading among the various hues of blues, greens and purples confer upon his work a particular charm. In 1983, he was awarded the Prix Suisse for naive painting. At the twelfth International Competition of the Kasper Morges Pro Arte Gallery, he won the Bronze Lansquenet. Since 1975, St. Vil has exhibitied in Martinique, Guadeloupe, the United States, Denmark, Curacao, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, France and England. Murat St.Vil was one of the most original of the sophisticated primitives to come out of the atelier of the Galerie Monnin in the late 70's. He was born in Port-au-Prince on September 13, 1955. Here is what Michel Monnin had to say about him: "He begins to design and takes a great interest in painting at a very early age. In 1972 his father, who is from Jacmel, recommends him to his friend Prefete Duffaut. It is in the studio of this grand master of primitive Haitian art that the young St.Vil makes an apprenticeship for one year. Walking in the steps of his illustrious teacher, St.Vil distinguishes himself by his graphic sense. It is in 1977 that he truly finds his path in instituting a new technique where the shading off among the blues, the greys, the greens and the purples confer upon his works a particular charm."
St. Vil took an interest in painting at a early age. His father recommended to his friend Prefete Duffaut and the young St.Vil apprenticed in his studio for a year. In 1977 he began his very sucessful style where the soft shading among the various