Ernic Eyma (Haitian, b.1958)

Ernic Eyma was born in Cap-Haitian on July 5th 1958. He showed an early interest in art; at a tender age yet, he was sketching on everything within his grasp. He studied Fine art and pencil drawing with Rene Vincent. Affiliated with Le Centre d’Art de Port-au-Prince, his creations attracted the attention of The National Museum of Haitian Art. A prolific period followed and in the same year, Ernic and a group of prominent Artists of the Northern School created L' Association des Artistes-Peintre du Nord (AAPN). As a member of the association he participated in various seminars and art sessions where he taught Anatomy, media and Painting techniques.

Moving to New York in 1983, he worked as a graphic artist and perfected his serigraphy’s technique. Ernic has participated in numerous exhibitions in Haiti, Geneva, Zurich, France and French Guyana, as well as One Man Shows. His works are in permanent collections and private collections of Haiti and the United States. He won awards as “Best Design of Jeux Floraux” of 1973 and 1974 consecutively. Eyma had been interviewed on radio, television and his arts have been reviewed in several newspapers. He is often invited as guest artist and lecturer in art sessions in New Jersey schools.

Bibliography "HAITI ON THE HUDSON" by Dr. Morton Marks "HAITIAN PAINTING" by Eva Pataki "CONTEMPORARY ART OF HAITI” African & Caribbean art magazine.