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Myrtil, Benson (Haitian, b.1965)

Benson Myrtil was born on January1965, in Petite Rivière de l'Artibonnite, Haiti. He had the opportunity to practice his painting with the renowned painters from the Artibonite School such as Ismael Saincilus, Michel-Ange Altidort, and Carlo Jean- Baptiste. Myrtil’s is an artistic interpreter of nature scenes styles. He adopts various conventional techniques to turn an image into a landscape or a still life into romantic touch. He draws his inspiration from a great reservoir of images from is childhood and his travels. In 2002, he moved to New York then Pennsylvania, USA. His art has been exhibited mainly in Haiti, France, Belgium, Martinique, Africa, Canada and the US. Benson Myrtil paints vivid paintings of flora and fauna. His art won twice the Judge's award at the Lititz Outdoor Art Show.