Abner Dubic
Leogane, 11-11-44

Self-taught, he expresses his view of daily life, from which disappear all bitterness, ugliness and anguish. His festive countryside scenes with clear and shimmering colors, and his acute sense of detail which is harmoniously inserted in the whole, would suffice to give the "Haitian Primitive" all its glory. André Malraux takes notice of his work, and an exhibition of his paintings is organized in Paris in 1975, that makes him a unanimously recognized artist.