Louisiane Saint Fleurant (1924-2005), was a master Haitian female artist and painter; She was a founder of the peasant Saint Soleil art movement.
Saint Fleurant's paintings often depict primitive maternal scenes of females, children, trees, wildlife, and Haitian Vodou Loas. Her folk painting style is often colorful and vibrant and expresses a distinct female perspective on the Saint Soleil movement and Haitian Vodou art.
Louisiane Saint Fleurant was born on September 11, 1924, in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Haiti. Along with Prospere Pierre-Louis, Dieuseul Paul, Denis Smith, and Levoy Exil she formed the renowned Cinq Soleil (Five Suns) art movement. The Five Suns group formed out of of the Saint Soleil movement, of which Louisiane was the only female artist. She is affectionally called the godmother of the art movement. She was not formally trained in art and began painting later in life in her late 40s. Louisiane was originally introduced to the Saint Soleil art community as a peasant cook and after receiving some direction from Jean-Claude Garoute, she started her practice in painting and sculpture.