Jacques, Harry (dit Arijac)
Jean, Marie Carmel
Robuste, Jean Claude
St. Fleur, Michelle
Valcin, Pierre Joseph
Toussaint Auguste, born in Leogane in 1925, is said to have been active in the
Episcopal Diocese as a lay reader and a teacher before becoming a painter in
the late 1940s. He was among the early painters working at the Centre
d'Art in Port-au-Prince. Considered one of the First Generation Masters,
examples of his work can be found in many museums--including the permanent
collections of the Musee d'Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre in
Port-au-Prince and the Milwaukee Museum of Art--and in most books on Haitian
Toussaint Auguste is represented in the Cathedral of Sainte Trinite in
Port-au-Prince with the murals "Flight into Egypt" and "The Temptation of
Adam and Eve." Following their execution, he moved to the United
States, where he presently resides.
Rodman, Selden. Renaissance in Haiti. 1948. Dust
jacket illustration, frontispiece, pg. 132.
Demme, Jonathan. Island on Fire. 1997. pp. 56, 57.
Selected Toussaint Auguste Links:
Murals at Cathedral of Sainte Trinite
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Haitian Art Collection