Ismael Saincilus was born in Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite in 1940 and died in 2000. He started to paint in 1956. Today, he is considered one of the foremost contemporary Haitian painters. His works depict a mixture of voodoo and Christianity. He is renown for his "madonnas". He was the director of the "ceramics center in Deschapelles. He has trained many students among which Michelange Altidort and Carlo Jean Baptiste. "Saincilus' complex use of lines place his character in a web of colored lines" (Gerald Alexis, Peintres Haitiens) 

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