Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Voodoo. Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron's numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel. He is the head of the Guédé family of Loa, or an aspect of them, or possibly their spiritual father. 'Samedi' means 'Saturday' in French. His wife is the Loa Maman Brigitte.
Gabriel Alix was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, in November 1930 and died in 1998. He was introduced to Dewitt Peters by Hector Hyppolite, the “grand old man of Haitian art” in 1946. Alix was a faithful member of the Centre d’Art for many years, and was one of the acknowledged, premier “first generation” Haitian primitive painters. His paintings, treasured by collectors, depict still life, religious subjects (including vodou) and animals.