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Ralph Allen

Ralph Allen is born on June 14th 1952. He studies in Port-au-Prince at the Colleges St. Martial, Max Penette and Bird.

In 1971 he leaves Haiti for New York. He receives a scholarship at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, where he studies drawing, painting, graphic arts and sculpture. He wins The Albert H. Baldin Award, the Lucrecia Bori Award, and the Dr. Ralph Weiler Award.

In 1972 he represents the Haitian Arts at the New-York University Loeb Center.

In 1975 he is accepted at the Annual Exhibits of the National Academy of Design, the Audubon Artists of America, and the American Watercolor Society. His work is selected for the traveling exhibit throughout the U.S. and Australia. He meets artists like Charles White, Jacob Lawrence, Avel deKnight and discovers the Afro-American painting. He exhibits with fellow students of the Academy at the Ringwood Manor Museum in New Jersey and the Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown.

In 1976 he returns in Haiti where he exhibits in group shows and solo shows.   Since then Ralph has exhibited in North America, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

In 2009 he executed a mural at "LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL CENTER" in Miami.

Ralph recently opened a family business in the metal field introducing an artistic touch to structures in houses metallenhaiti.com 


"I think I was born to creat Art.  Never a dull moment.  Everything around me suggests a thought, then I choose the field to translate it.  There has been an interesting momentum in Haiti lately that explains the shift in my creations.  Colors, movement, dynamism for the prevailing atmosphere.  Between fine arts and design, I keep busy.  Pluralism is my motto." - Ralph Allen

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