Jean David Boursiquot was born in Jacmel, Haiti, on June 26, 1949. Even in his childhood he was fascinated with drawing and painting, and some of his earliest pieces are sketches. He moved to Port-au-Prince in 1971, where Philton Latortue an established Haitian artist, and a friend and distant cousin - encouraged him pursue his dream of being an artist. By 1972 he had established a relationship with the Centre d’Art and sold his first painting. His work has been both locally and abroad.