Born in Petit Goave on March 17,1942, Jean Rene Jerome moved to Port-Au-Prince where he attended the “Petit Seminaire College Saint Martial” and later the “College Moderne. ” Attracted to various artistic activities (danse, theater, drawing, voice and painting), he tried them all. In 1963, he became a “regular” at the Brochette Galerie; two years later in 1965, he participated in the Esso Salon competition. In1968, he decided to devote himself entirely to painting and opened a studio in Port-Au-Prince. In 1970, he visited the USA; a year later he returned to the USA and stayed there for four months, studying and working with Bernard Sejourne. From 1973 to 1975 he taught fine arts at the school of Fine Arts in Port-Au-Prince. He founded the School of Beauty with B. Sejourne, Legagneur and Dodard. In !985, he founded the “Ateliers Jerome” where his own paintings and other artists works are exhibited. He has exhibited in many foreign countries, Canada, Brazil, Senegal, USA, Martinique, Latin America, Dominican REpublic, Europe and Haiti. His paintings are rare and treasured by collectors and galleries as well. Jean Rene Jerome died in 1991.
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