Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art: Gérard Valcin, Louis Rigaud, Gesner Abelard, and Adam Leontus

Adam Léontus (1928-1986)

Adam Léontus (also spelled Léontis) was a first-generation Haitian artist born in Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave. He joined Le Centre d’Art in 1948 and painted one of the murals commissioned for the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince titled “The Annunciation.” Léontus was known for his village scenes and his sensitive and detailed renderings of birds in magical natural settings.

Rodman, Selden. Where Art Is Joy. Haitian Art: The First Forty Years. New York: Ruggles de Latour, 1988