About this artist
Murat Saint Vil was born September 13, 1955 in Port-au-Prince. He finished grade school at St. Jean L'Aumonier and high school at St. Yves. In 1972, his father encouraged him to study drawing and painting under the direction of the late famous Haitian master Préfète Duffaut.
Saint Vil began to draw at an early age. In 1983, he was awarded the Prix Suisse for naïve painting. At the 12th International Competition of the Kasper Morges Pro Arte Gallery, he won the Bronze Lansquenet. From 1975 to 1985, Saint Vil exhibited in Martinique, Guadeloupe, the United States, Denmark, Curaçao, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, France and England.
(Biography based on the books Haiti Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera by John Allen Franciscus and La Peinture Haitienne by Marie-José Nadal & Gérald Bloncourt,169)