Haitian sculptor and painter, Jasmin Joseph was born in 1923 in Grande Riviere, and died in 2005, in Haiti. He began his career as a sculptor, his most striking figures were animals. Upset because his works were being copied Joseph turned to paint. His use of animal tales to point a moral relates to the traditions of the Haitian folklore. "While art should no doubt not be moralizing, an exception should be made for the lessons given by Jasmin Joseph", says Gerald Alexis in his book Peintres HaitiensBUY NOW Your Haitian Art Book!