Exil, Levoy (Haitian, b. 1944)



Levoy Exil (born 1944), is a master Haitian artist and painter; he is one of the main contributors to the Saint Soleil art movement.

Exil's paintings are mystical and abstract and often depict Haitian Vodou Loas, suns and stars, birds, and Marassas. His painting style is primitive and dreamlike and employs the Pointillism technique of applying small, distinct dots in a pattern to reveal an image. There are rarely unused portions of the canvas in his works and he draws from African, Haitian and Vodou influences. Exil has participated in conferences focused on Haitian Vodou, including KOSANBA's 9th International Colloquium held in Mirebalais in July, 2009.

Levoy Exil was born in 1944, in Haiti. Along with Prospere Pierre-Louis, Dieuseul Paul, Denis Smith, and Louisiane Saint Fleurant he formed the renowned Cinq Soleil (Five Suns) art movement. The Five Suns group formed out of the Saint Soleil movement, of which Levoy Exil was a member and master painter.

Saint-Soleil
Loas, 1999
Loas, 1999
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Gessen Collection
Dove with Babies, 1985
Dove with Babies, 1985
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Two Purple Lwas, 1990
Two Purple Lwas, 1990
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Sun, 1987
Sun, 1987
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Beverly and John Fox Sullivan
Three Loas, 1995
Three Loas, 1995
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Matt Dunn Collection
Loa with Birds, 1995
Loa with Birds, 1995
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Matt Dunn Collection
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Figures
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Private A10010