Wilfrid Teleon was born in Cap Haitien in 1958. At the age
of nine, he lost his right arm when he was pinned against a wall by a runaway
truck. Many of the people in his paintings have one or both arms outstretched
and sometimes there is a one -armed male in the scene. He began painting in 1980
when he joined the the art co-op "Arc-en-Ciel", which was founded by
the painters Laetitia Schutt and Max Gerbier.