iciHaiti – Obituary : Casimir Joseph, one of the greatest Haitian miniaturists passed away
The Ministry of Culture mourns the departure at the age of 80 of Casimir Joseph, painter-artist aka “Master Case” who was one of the greatest Haitian miniaturists.
“The death of the artist-painter Casimir Joseph is a considerable loss for Haitian art. He carries with him to the tomb a whole section of the artistic creation of his time. The Ministry of Culture and Communication believes it is important that his art, his creative genius, his creation, like a Franck Louissaint, for example, be studied in schools,” wrote in a note Pradel Henriquez the Minister of Culture who “expresses his sympathies to the family of Casimir Joseph, to his relatives, to his friends and to the whole bereaved cultural sector.”
Casimir Joseph died in a hospital in Boston, United States on April 8, 2021
Learn more about Casimir Joseph :
Casimir Joseph was born on March 3, 1941 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 1961, he joined the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with his friend Ludovic Booz. Casimir then left the academy to work full time for the National Malaria Eradication Service, and then opened his hair salon, only to paint as a hobby.
In 1974, following the advice of Ludovic Booz he returned to full-time painting and painted mainly historical scenes before becoming the talented miniaturist he has become. He has exhibited around the world and his works are cited in many Haitian art books.