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Albert Desmangles

Born in Port-au-Prince on May 31, 1957. Albert Desmangles completed primary school at the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martial and his higher education at the Canadian Haitian College.

From early childhood, he expresses hi liking for art and, at the age of six, starts to draw faces with his fingers in the dirt of the school tiles.

At the secondary school, Brother Henry teaches him the colors, drawing, linear perspective, and initiates him into the technique of gouache. During several years he participates in the Plastic Arts Circle of the College and takes part in several exhibitions.

In 1975, he receives an award at a drawing competitive show organized by the Haitian German cultural association.

In 1978, following his bookkeeping studies, he started to work but very quickly understands that he did not want to spend his life behind an office desk but in front of an easel. He gives up everything to devote himself to art.

In 1979-1980, he enters the workshops of his uncle, the sculptor Paul Desmangles who introduce him to sculpture. Then he attends courses of industrial drawing at the Centre de Formation Professionnelle d'Haïti (a vocational school).

During this same period, he is an actor of the company "Jeune Théatre", the National Theatre and the Gerard Resil's troupe. Thereafter, he becomes a member of the musical group kata.