Hérold Alvares


Photographed and written by Gary Eckstein

Haitian Artist Paints with Feet Overcomes Disability

Haitian Congress Artist, Hérold Alvares. At the age of eight, Hérold started painting as a student at the St. Vincent School for the Disabled in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since that time, he has produced several art pieces for Haitian Parliament as well as private collections. Hérold has represented the Association of Artists and Painters of foot and mouth in Switzerland and Mexico and he is the winner of the Henri Deschamps Award and Symbolic Peasant Contest. 2011 African Festival of the Arts Labor Day Weekend, September 2 – 5. Washington Park Chicago.