Raoul Viard was born in December 21,1923. He was a self-taught artist, who learned to paint in his childhood by working and reading art books. Viard worked moslty with palette knives and used heavy impasto of brillant colors ranging from warm ochres and reds. He is best known for his seascapes (Marines). He has exhibited in Haiti and in the U.S. His work was chosen by the Haitian government to inaugurate the World Health Organization in Washington DC. His work can be found in many private collections worldwide. He died in 1991. Illustrations of his paintings can be viewed in John Allen Franciscus’ book, "Haiti Voodoo Kingdom To Modern Riviera " , The Art of Haiti by Eleanor Ingalls Christensen, and Peintres Haitiens by Gerald Alexis.