Edouard Duval-Carrié


About the Artist

This prominent artist was born in Port-au-Prince in 1954, and he remains one of the most provocative and versatile artists working today.

Edouard Duval-Carrié earned his B.A. from Loyola University in Quebec, and he also studied at l'École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, as well as at McGill University and the University of Montreal. His fondness for the art he saw when he visited the Centre d'Art in his native Haiti was his original inspiration to begin painting. He has also been influenced by the African art, Indian miniatures, and Tibetan sacred scrolls that he has encountered in his travels. His paintings combine African fables, classical mythology, Haitian themes, world history, and contemporary events. However, he considers the thread that runs through all his work to be "a puzzlement over my place of origin."

His works were chosen to grace the venues of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta; and for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, Duval was invited by the French government to create an exhibit to explore the history of Haiti. It was ultimately seen by 5,000 visitors in a single afternoon. He has also exhibited his distinctive and imaginative art widely in Haiti, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere, and many of his works are in permanent museum collections throughout the world.

He resides in Miami, FL. To learn more about the artist and his work, please visit his website.