Joseph Augustin was born in 1970 in Petite Riviere de L’Artibonite, Haiti. A painter of the Artibonite Department, Augustin has always enjoyed painting scenes from the countryside. He also farms on his family’s land in Artibonite to fully support his family. Augustin learned to master his images with the late famous Haitian art teacher Ismaël Saincilus. He adopts the same unique style developed by Saincilus that depicts peasant life scenes and icons characterized by the precision a Byzantine style.