Jacques Philemond was born in Haiti. He began to paint in the late 1970's. Inspired by the tradition of naïf and primitive art in Haiti, he worked very closely with his brother Frantz Philemond and Jn. V. Philemond. His paintings are distinguished by the brightness and vividness of their colors with scences depicting animals in stylized habitats. His artwork has been sold in many galleries in Haiti and abroad.