LOUIS BERNARD ANTOINE, MD
(NOM D’ARTISTE : BEN-X)
Psychiatrist by day and artist by night:
Louis Bernard Antoine was born in Roche-a-Bateau, Haiti. After receiving his medical degree at the “Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie” in Port-au-Prince, he migrated to the States in the late 70s to pursue residency training ion Pediatrics and in Child Psychiatry.
When Dr. Antoine is not seeing mentally ill patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Dade or at Memorial Hospital in Broward, he is probably holding his brush in front of a canvas mixing colors and creating shapes or trying to recreate the image of historical figures who have marked his life or better yet he might holding a pen and playing with words until he finds “le mot juste” to fit into his poems or his prose.
Dr. Antoine believes life is better when lived to the fullest and when one allows art to shape it and spice it up.