Favrange Valcin also known as Valcin II, was born March 6, 1947, in Jeremie, Haiti. He was the son of Pierre-Joseph Valcin and nephew of Gerard Valcin. Favrange died on December 28, 2010, in his residence at Delmas 75, PAP Haiti.
1963: He started to paint under the influence of his uncle, Gerard Valcin.
1964: His uncle, Gerard Valcin, introduced him to the Centre d’Art.
1965 -1968: He took distance learning classes from L'École ABC de Paris to enrich his knowledge in anatomy, linear perspective, and design.
1969 -1971: He attended art classes at the Brooklyn Museum.
1983: He opened his own Art Gallery, Art Expo Valcin II, Petion-Ville, Haiti
When Valcin II began to paint, in the shadow of his uncle Gérard Valcin, he was far from imagining that his work would have marked with an indelible stain the great national artistic fresco inherited from the best Haitian artists. Instead, his painting evolved from commonplace realism to a social commitment to Haitian culture.
A great sensibility also marks his works. Valcin II is often part of the subject he treats and dissolves into it at times. Although the three-dimensional is his primary domain, he makes his characters move to such a point that they sometimes seem to step outside the frame.
The art of Valcin II has not stopped evolving. From Realism, Cubism, Impressionism, Constructivism: all of these movements have characterized his work. His latest works focus on a form of abstraction where he prioritizes lines and curves. He thus is able to create movement and especially vibration in his canvasses.