Micius Stephane (1912 – 1996) was born in 1912 in the small coastal village of Bainet. He began painting in his spare time while working as a shoemaker. Following the establishment of the Centre d’Art, Stephane moved to Port-au-Prince to devote himself exclusively to painting.
His early depictions of market places and village life are robust and naive, dominated by earth tones. Over the years Stephane gradually included more vivid colors in his compositions; however, his naive, childlike vision remained essentially unchanged.
Stephane’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Musee d’Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre in Port-au-Prince, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.
(The Naive Tradition: Haiti. Milwaukee Art Center, 1974.)