Jacques Valbrun was born in Martinique in 1938. At three years old his family moved to Cap-Haitian where he studied to be a Catholic brother. He decided later against the Brotherhood and attended Notre Dame and Philippe Guerrier High School. He began to paint in 1963 under the direction of painter-sculptor Jean Marques Valbrun in a surrealistic style. He has exhibited in Haiti and abroad. Valbrun passed away in Haiti in 1992 and left behind two sons who are also known painters: Johnny Valbrun and Reginald Valbrun. "Urban and marine landscapes are rendered in straight lines and in often vivid colors" says Gerald Alexis in his book Peintres Haitiens. Buy the Book Now!