Wilson Bigaud (1931 – 2012) was an apprentice with Hector Hyppolite at the age of fifteen and joined the Centre d’Art in 1946. His genius was memorialized in the massive mural, The Marriage Feast at Cana, in the Episcopal Holy Trinity Cathedral at Port-au-Prince. A series of nervous breakdowns between 1957 and 1961 promoted a change in his style. He created a plethora of masterpieces early in his career and a body of respectable paintings later, focusing on leisure and family life as well as Vodou personages. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City, and is coveted by collectors today. He died in April, 2012.
From “Masterpieces of Haitian Art: Seven Decades of Unique Visual Heritage” by Candice Russell. Schiffer Publications Ltd, 2013.