St.-Louis Blaise was born in Cap Haiten in 1956. He is deservedly one of the most famous of Haitian artists; his paintings are coveted by collectors.
Blaise' style is realistic; the design element is precise. Each of his paintings contains enormous detail and is the fruit of patient effort and minute observation. He draws inspiration from Haitian history, particularly the Revolution, the Empire, and the Kingdom of Henri Christophe. His paintings are in the permanent collections of many museums, and have been widely exhibited in galleries. His work has been particularly popular in France.
The painting below is an early work, painted in 1972. It was illustrated in Christie's auction catalog of May, 1995 with an estimate of $10,000-12,000 (copies available on request).