G. Lahens was born on May 22, 1951 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After attending Frere Andre and Lycée A. Pétion, he began to paint in 1972. Mostly selft-taught, he worked with Gustave Lindor. He follows the primitive style, likes water colors, and his favorite colors are green, yellow, and red. (Haiti Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus)