Audes Saul was born in Northern Haiti in May 1949. His early career path took him from carpentry to electricity, but it was his brother Charles who introduced him to painting. Charles had been encouraged to paint by Baptist missionaries, and his success at the Galerie Issa in 1971 inspired Audes to take up the brush as well.
After moving to Port-au-Prince, Audes began working with the Galerie Issa and quickly gained recognition for his vibrant and energetic paintings. In 1975, some of his works were selected by Jean Marie Drot and André Malraux for exhibition in Paris and Auxerre, France, marking a turning point in his career.
Since then, Saul’s works have been exhibited in numerous countries around the world, including Italy, Sweden, the United States, and Japan, where his art is highly valued. His paintings can be found in many prestigious private collections, and he has become one of the most respected and celebrated Haitian artists of his generation.
Saul’s style is characterized by bright colors, bold forms, and a sense of movement and vitality that reflects the vibrant spirit of Haitian life and culture. His paintings often depict everyday scenes from Haitian society, such as markets, street scenes, and rural landscapes, as well as spiritual and religious themes. He was also known for his work as a muralist, creating large-scale works that often featured political and social commentary.
Throughout his career, Saul remained committed to social justice and used his art as a platform for raising awareness about inequality and oppression. He passed away in 2015, leaving behind a rich and enduring legacy of colorful and engaging art that continues to inspire and captivate viewers around the world.