Henri-Robert Bresil was born September 19th in Gonaives. He settled in Port-au-Prince in 1973 and painted his first works, starting his career as a renowned painter. After receiving the Ispan-Unesco prize of honor at the Museum of Haitian Art at St. Pierre's College in 1981, he exhibited in Haiti at the Issa, Nader, and Marassa galleries, and abroad in the United States, Puerto Rico, France, Italy and Switzerland.
As a landscape painter, Bresil is much lauded by art lovers and has been praised in the New York Times, Miami Herald and Hostess Magazine, among other publications. He was killed in a violent altercation in a restaurant in 1999.
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