R. Moussignac was born in 1938 in Jeremie, Haiti. After High School at the Lycée Petion in Port-au-Prince, he became a radio technician. Five years later in 1951, he decided to take up painting and was strongly influenced by Ernst Louizor, who was just beginning at that time. (Haiti Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus)