Albert Desmangles was born in Port-au-Prince on May 31, 1957. His interest in art began at a very early age. His brother, noted artist Henry Bastien, taught him drawing, perspective and the use of color.Following the advice of his mentors, Bernard Sejourne, Jean-Rene Jerome, and Nehemy Jean, he studied the features of different ethnic types from America. He began to paint universal women using light to illustrate their power. He has participated in many exhibits internationally.