Andre Pierre was born around 1916 in
. His first paintings were
done inside the hollowed gourds (calabash) used for ceremonial offerings. He later
began painting on board and canvas. Andre Pierre is considered one of Port-au-Prince, Haiti 's greatest painters. Haiti
André Pierre spent his childhood on the streets and raising himself. He was a very hardworking man. He practiced different kinds of crafts like stonebreaker, midwife and “chef de section” (literally, in English, chief of section). He was 46 when he started his painting career.
Someone said he was one of three great artists of 20th century , along with Dali and Picasso.
He died at the age of 91, and despite of the fact that he was diabetic, blind and physically weak, he kept his verve and his good mood. In colorful majesty he captured the three Kings!