Famous Painter and sculptor Luckner Lazard or Lucner Lazard was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 7, 1928 and died in May 15, 1998. Lazard studied for five years at the Centre d'Art before receiving a scholarship in 1951 to study in Paris, France. In 1956, he founded the Brochette Gallery in Haiti and settled in the United States. Lazard's works have been exhibited in Europe, the Caribbean, North America, and Brazil. Some of the galleries he has exhibited at are the French Institute in Mexico, and, in 1976, the Paul Robeson Multimedia Center in Washington, D.C. "Against a peculiar and highly personal blue background, Lazard draws arabesque inspired by forms occurring in Haitian life," says art critic and author, Gerald Alexis in his book Here!