Franklin Latortue (older brother of well-known Philton Latortue) was born on November 12, 1942 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He attended both Casernes Dessalines Grade School and Toussaint Louverture High School. He came to the Centre d’Art in 1961. In 1965 he entered the Academie des Beaux-Arts where he worked under Professors Georges Ramponeau and Montagutelli. In 1969 he left for New York and was in an exhibit sponsored by Columbia University. (Haitian Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus, 1980) Franklin passed in 2012.