Jacques Geslin ( Haitian, b. 1954)

Jacques Geslin was born in Jacmel, Haiti on March 20, 1954. He began to paint in 1969 and studied at the school of Fine Arts in Port-au-Prince for six years. He also learned sculpture technique.  His professors were Jean-René Jérôme, Emilcar Simil, Raoul Dupoux, Dr. Kersain, and in sculpture, Gaston Hermantin. Geslin paints our birds and domestic animals, and takes care to respect the delicacy of our plants as he renders them with an originality surpassing that of nature. In short, he has created a Haitian forest drawn from his imagination. From 1978 to 1985, he exhibited chiefly in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Guadeloupe and France.

In his book entitled “Peintres Haitiens”, the author and art critic Gerald Alexis states, “ Conforming to the tradition touching upon the depictions of paradise, Geslin excludes all human presence from his works.”  Get the Book Now!

Today, Jacques Geslin’s work is well acclaimed among private international art collectors and showcased in Haiti, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Guadeloupe, France and Japan.