A legend in his country, Hyppolite is known for his aesthetically complex yet highly intuitive paintings. He died in the summer of 1948 of what was reported to be a heart attack, at the peak of his fame, leaving a legacy that has inspired a whole school of Haitian painting. He is collected and has been exhibited around the world, including the Musee du College St Pierre, and the Foundation of Marie & Georges S. Nader in Port-au-Prince, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Museum of Everything in London.