Robert Saint Brice (1893 – 1973) was born in Pétionville. His semi-abstract, yet figurative, paintings are the product of his time as a Vodou priest. His career began as a result of an association with American artist Alex Johnes, who exposed him to Impressionist painting. He became a member of the Centre d’Art in 1949, and has said that he was depicting dreams as messages from his ancestors.
From “Masterpieces of Haitian Art: Seven Decades of Unique Visual Heritage” by Candice Russell. Schiffer Publications Ltd, 2013.