Pierre-Joseph Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1925 and died in 2000. He is the father Favrange Valcin "Valcin II" and the half-brother of Gerard Valcin. Before becoming a painter he worked as a mechanic and a stone mason. He started to paint after he was introduced to the Centre d’Art by his half-brother, Gerard Valcin, in 1959. Gerard guided him for his first year as a resident artist at the Centre d’Art.
Just like his mentor, Gerard Valcin, his works are very near to nature and to the Haitian rural like markets, people taking naps or planting crops. However, he had a looser, less schematic and more intuitive style. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Musee d'Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre in Port-au-Prince, the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa, the Waterloo Museum of Art in Iowa, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.