Artist Claes Gabriel celebrates Haitian cultural heritage by honoring a key figure in Haitian history – Toussaint Louverture. Louverture was born into enslavement and later became the leader of the largest and most successful slave rebellion in world history. He was defiant in the face of oppression, affirming our innate freedoms, and creating ripples of justice across the Americas that are still felt today.
Claes Gabriel is a Philadelphia-based artist from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gabriel immigrated to the United States in 1989 and later earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art.