Legrand Monfleury was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He migrated to the United States in the 70's. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York. After graduation, Legrand worked as an Engineer and Computer consultant at various Fortune 500 companies. As a child, Legrand had a passion for drawings and paintings and dreamt of becoming an artist one day. He pursued his dreams by studying art at the New Jersey center for visual arts the Union College in Cranford, New Jersey. Legrand has certainly carved out his own unique style which is evident in his work. On May 25, 2003, Legrand participated in an art exhibition in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, he was awarded first prize in the oil and acrylic category.