During our 50th Annual National Convention in 2023, SCDAA was proud to exhibit the artwork of Hertz Nazaire at a pop-up exhibit. Known for his advocacy work and “Finding Your Colors” adult coloring book series, Hertz created mixed-media visual art reflective of his personal experiences with pain and sickle cell disease. He died of sickle cell-related complications at the age of 48 in 2021.

Hertz immigrated from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when he was eight years old. His childhood in Haiti inspired the colors in his large, vibrant paintings, he said. Hertz began painting in New York City, where he lived with his mother before moving to Bridgeport, Connecticut. He studied art at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and University of Bridgeport.

During 2024, this exhibit will be traveling across the country. Visit www.hertznazairegallery.com to learn more.