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Desarmes, Georges (Haitian, b.1950)

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Georges Desarmes was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 27, 1950. He began painting in 1969 with Nehemy Jean. In the mid seventies, he became close friends with the great Haitian impressionist, Carlo Jean-Jacques. They painted side by side for the last year or so of Carlo's life. He uses vivid colors and portrays scenes from different parts of the Haiti. Desarmes has exhibited nationally and internationally.