Jacques E. Gourgues
Port-au-Prince, 1931-1996

Trained at the "Centre d'Art" then at the "Foyer des Arts Plastiques" he is without question one of the prominent figures of Haitian painting. The technical expertise, acquired with time, reinforces, as needed, the dazzling "brutality" of his first paintings. People and things pop out of his works which belie a breathtaking virtuosity. Appreciated everywhere, his works, more exhibited abroad than in Haiti, command very high prices.