Rosemond's Biography

Louis Rosemond was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1957. He dedicated himself to Haitian painting and music at the age of eight. Rosemond's colorful market scenes, fruits and jungles are reflective of the Primitive Naif style. Rendered in a flat, na´ve style, the paintings are vibrant with jewel-like colors and filled with stylized renditions of plants and animals. When painting the jungle scenes, Rosemond says he is imagining the paradise that Haiti existed when he was a child.

Rosemond has had his work shown in numerous international exhibitions in Venezuela, Australia, Puerto Rico, Curacao, throughout the United States, and of course in his native Haiti. Moreover, his work has been featured in every media format; in newspapers articles in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, the Haitian American Business News, et al, and he has appeared on the radio and on television. Rosemond's story and art has been written about in the definitive works on Haitian Arts in "Les Naives Haitiennes" and in the historic work, "Voodoo Kingdom to Modern Riviera", by John Allen Franciscus.

Rosemond's artwork hangs in the collections of such notables as King Juan Carlos of Spain, Pope John Paul II, U.S. actor Danny Glover, many ambassadors to Haiti, et al.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

1982 Congress International des Artistes (1st Prize) Caracas, Venezuela
1987 "Art Festival" Barry University Miami, florida
1994 "Art Show of the Summit of Americas Heads of State" Miami Intercontinental Hotel
1997-1999 Exhibition at Milagros Gallery & Cultural Center Delray Beach, Florida
2001-2003 "Combat Art Exhibit" Cornell Museum Delray Beach, Florida
2007 "Haitian Flag Day Exhibit" Miami Beach, Florida
2010 Miami Beach Art Basel Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
2010 Collective Art Exhibit" (in support of Haiti's Hurricane victims" Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida