Acrylic on Canvas / 30"x40"
Levoy Exil was born in Fermathe, Haiti, in 1944. He was a member of the Saint Soleil movement, a peasant commune organized by Maud Robard, which brought together a number of artists, including painters, dancers, singers and craftsmen. Later (along with Prosper Pierre Louis, Dieuseul Paul, Denis Smith and Louisiane Saint Fleurant), he became a founding member of the Cinq Soleils group. Exil’s paintings are mystical and abstract, and often depict Haitian loas (or Voodoo spirits).
Exil has exhibited widely - in the United States, Europe and Asia - and his works are much sought-after by collectors of Haitian Art. He is generally regarded as one of Haiti’s Master artists.