Philippe Attie was born in Seguin, Haiti, in 1986. At the young age of twelve, he began teaching himself how to paint. By the time he was sixteen, he had earned an apprenticeship with renowned master Ralph Allen. Artist Richard Barbot later mentored him. Attie’s work is defined by the relationship between the realistic figure and the ground of gestural abstraction. His subjects are meticulously depicted in states of contemplation and repose and enveloped by a psychological atmosphere built up by transparent layers of soft color and hints of expressionist forms.
He lives and works in Hollywood, Florida.