Yolène Legrand was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and now resides in New York. Although she originally pursued a business career (she has a Master’s degree in Finance and was an international banker for many years), her artistic interest has always remained strong. She eventually enrolled at the Art Students League of New York where she studied anatomy and figure drawing with the late Kay Hazelip and oil painting with noted colorists Peter Homitzky and Leatrice Rose. She also attended David Leffel portrait painting workshop and studied printmaking techniques at the League including etching, aquatint, linocut, monotype, etc. . She is now a recognized international artist and muralist. Ms. Legrand taught art at the Brooklyn Museum and at other educational institutions. Various corporations, individuals and other organizations collect her paintings and her work was recently added to the Brooklyn Museum collection.