Manes Descollines (1936-1985) was a self taught artist. He started to paint under Gerard Resil, and Dieudonné Cédor, then under Luckner Lazard in 1961. He took up ceramics under Tiga and Emmanuel Joachim. He exhibited in Haiti and abroad. His scenes of Haitian life are highly prized by collectors. Many of his works are children playing in the streets.