Calvin Mondesir, born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti in 1945. He majored in English at the Lycee Toussaint Louverture where he received his diploma. From 1966 to 1972, he worked as a French and English teacher. In 1972, he started working with the Legendary Haitian master Prefete Duffaut. He was discovered in 1981 by Swiss Journalist, Writer Guy Thebault who exhibited his works in Geneva.