Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Hertz Nazaire is a prolific artist and visionary. However, he was born with sickle cell disease. A devastating hospitalization inspired Hertz to paint #ThroughThePain. As a result, he created a remarkable series. His Sickle Cell Art series included the following paintings:
His artwork became one of the designs for the Sickle Cell Pain Awareness postage stamps and sparked. His pieces inspired and filed his passion for "Art advocacy"
His life work inspired a Ted Talk by Dr. Ahmar Zaidi and Hertz continues to inspire the world.