Famous Haitian artist, Georges Laratte has studied ceramics and sculptures. In 1960, he turned to wood sculpture. In 1965 he devoted himself exclusively to sculpture after trying painting. In 1971, he had exhibitions held at the Susuki Gallery and Metropolitan Museum in New York. In 1973, Laratte became the first Haitian artist to sculpt faces in black stones such as marble, quartz, and shell stone. He exhibited in Guadeloupe, the United States, Martinique, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. His two sons Hernot Versain and Frantz Laratte, also became well-known artists.