Bernard Séjourné was born on November 20, 1947 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His family belongs to the elite of Haitian society, a position that enabled him to study art at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Port-au-Prince and the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts in Kingston, the Art Students League and at the American Art School in New York. Séjourné belongs to the school of art known as the "School of Beauty". He is a master at capturing women's beauty, elegance and grace. His works have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, the Montreal Expo and various galleries throughout the world.