Harry Jacques, known as Arijac was born on August 11,1937 in Gonaives. After completing his secondary studies, he studied architecture at the international correspondence school. He worked with architect Sacha Thebaud and then moved on to work with the Agriculture Department school of construction. He learned many techniques from Thebaud which involved using a mixture of beeswax, turpentine, and pigment; he eventually moved to acrylic. "Mostly a portraitist and genre painter, Jacques tried his band at a few abstract works of quality."(Gerald Alexis, "Peintres Haitiens"). Get the Book Now!