Sanon, Janet (Haitian, born 1962), Tropical Field at Twilight, 1990, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, signed Janet Sanon 90 lower left, " Was born in February 1962 in Haiti. I came from an art family, my mother and all of my 5 brothers. I completed my first canvas at the age of 11, which was in 1973. The first painting was bought by the Gallery Monnin- overjoyed and encouraged by an overwhelming reception I continued to paint. In 1974 I went to " Centre d'Art". But still at this time I considered painting as just a pastime, staying in school was my main priority. It wasn't until in the early 80's that I started to take things seriously. From 1980 I exhibited in France, Italy and US. In 1983 I won second prize in a poster contest sponsored by Air France. From 1983 I became one of Haiti's most sophisticated painters.