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In 1937 her family came to Port-au-Prince after the hurricane which ravaged the south of Haiti. She joined the Art Center in 1945 and exhibited for the first time in 1946, with Maurice Borno.
She was granted several scholarships (Rockefeller Foundation 1967, French government 1951, Haitian Government 1952). In 1953 her work was exhibited in Bonn, Bremen and Hamburg. In 1954 she married the Italian painter Eugenio Carpi de Resmini, with whom she had two children. Her second husband, the French painter Christian Lemesle, whom she married in 1965, had a strong influence on her worth and technical development. After several exhibitions, she became interested in collage in 1967.
Nadal, Marie-Jose, and Gerald Bloncourt.
La Peinture Haitienne. Paris: Editions Nathan, 1986