Haitian painter, Étienne Chavannes from the workshop of Philome Obin was born in Cap Haïtien in 1939 and passed away on August 18, 2018.  Chavannes typically paints crowd scenes, such as religious celebrations, funerals, and sports events. In 1978, the Brooklyn Museum in New York City exhibited his works. "Chavannes inherited very personal style from the Cap Haitian tradition. He most often depicts daily chores in the country" (Peintres Haitiens by Gerald Alexis)