Free shipping worldwide for orders over $10,000. Expected handling & shipping time may be over ten days for some items. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply, and we're not liable for delays or damages due to customs.
The grandson of a former president with the same namesake Elie Lescot was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1961. Elie started showing interest in drawing at the tender age of eight. At eleven, the precocious artist became the apprentice of Raoul Viard, a well-known Haitian artist. Soon after, Viard realized his young pupil's natural talent and artistic abilities, guiding him during the first few attempts at mastering painting. Sponsored by the German-Haitian Institute, Elie Lescot had his first exhibit at the age of fourteen. Later, Elie joined the academy of fine art in Port-au-Prince, where he befriended famous Haitian artists such as Rose-Marie Des Ruisseaux, Raoul Dupoux, and Jean-René Jérôme. Lescot proclaims that the women in his paintings are either angels, a divine spirit from Ethiopia, or an Egyptian goddess whose beauty and grace are worthy of admiration. Lately, Lescot has embarked on a new challenge, painting still life, mainly tropical fruits like coconuts, in a hyperrealistic genre adding his signature glowing detail that elevates his executions to an iconographic dimension.