Fritz Saint-Jean was born in 1954 in Port-au-Prince. Since he started painting in 1972 with the Sanon brothers at the Galerie Monnin he has stayed loyal to his love of animals and people in fantastic, almost surrealistic backgrounds of imaginary colors. His canvases are well-constructed dreams. His continuous progress has put him among the best primitive-modern artists of Haiti. Since 1988 he has lived between New York and Port-au-Prince.
In 1983 he and St. Jean won first prize for designing a poster for the Air France Concord.
1982 - International Art Expo, New York, NY
1983 - Musee International d'Art Naif, Nice, France
1983 - Galerie Bukowskis, Zurich, Switzerland
1984 - Bacardi Gallery, Miami, Florida
1984 - Meridian House International, Washington, D.C.
1985 - Cafe de la Paix Exposition, Paris, France
1986 - International Art Exposition, New York, N.Y.
1986 - A.H. Riise Gallery, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
1988 - Galerie Savannah Blue, Tampa, Florida
1990 - Mme. Mitterand, group show and auction, Paris, France
1990 - Dialogue du Reel et de l'Imaginaire, Strasbourg
Books and Catalogues
1982 - Art Expo: New York, p. 213
1983 - Le Fete et Les Naifs
1983 - Peinture Haitienne, pp. 60-61
1983 - Le Paradis Et Les Naifs, p. 169
1984 - Paris Vogue
1985 - Un Instant De Paix Au Cafe De La Paix, p. 100
1986 - La Peinture Haitienne, p. 174
Musee d'Art Naif de Max Fourny, Paris, France