French artist. Born in 1937 in a wealthy family in the former French colony of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. In 1957 he moved to New York, where he began to paint. In 1961, arrived in Paris, was contacted by a group of surrealists and some time participated in their exhibitions, presenting his paintings in the spirit of abstract expressionism. In 1964 became one of the organizers of the landmark exhibition “Mythologies of everyday life,” which laid the foundation of narrative figuration. Since then he turned to the visual forms of stylized mass printing products – posters, comics, illustrations in popular magazines. His works contain social critics such as protest against the police and military violence.