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Mosanto, Frantz (Haitian,b.1955)

Self-taught, Haitian artist, Mosanto came to Port au Prince when he was twelve and started drawing and sculpting. At 18, Mosanto started to paint on canvas. He was very affected by the devastation of the landscape of Haiti. He dreamed of a new Haiti where people would stop cutting the trees and start planting them. His paintings of very green mountains with very high trees and clear running rivers are his dreams for the revitalized Haiti. He has participated in many exhibitions in the US and Europe. His art is named in many Haitian art book. " A landscape artist, Mosanto takes considerable pains in depicting details and perspective" ( Gerald Alexis, Peintres Haitiens, 2000) Get the Book Now!