Essud Fungcap was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He began painting as a child and at the age of five was accepted to the highly regarded “Foyer des Arts Plastiques” in Haiti. He fell under the tutelage of such well-known artists as Cedor, Nehemy Jean, Lazard, and Gourgues. He went on to attend the “Academie des Beaux Arts” in Port-au-Prince. Several years later he opened his own studio in partnership with two renowned Haitian artists, Carol Theart and Edward Wah. In 1970, Fungcap migrated to the United States where he studied at the SOHO Art Center in New York City and later, at the Coral Gables Museum of Art. Further studies include Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the Houston Art Institute of Texas.