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Benjamin Lacombe

Benjamin Lacombe is a French author and illustrator born in Paris on July 12th, 1982. He is one of the head representatives of the new French illustration.

In 2001, he enteted the École Nationale Supé´rieure des Arts Décoratifs ( ENSAD ) in Paris, where he pursued his artistic training. While in school, he also worked in advertising and animation. Then, at the age of 19, he published his first grahic novel and several other illustrated books...

His final school project, Cerise Griotte ( Cherry and Olive ), witch he wrote and il- lustrated in its entirety, became his first children’s book and was published by Seuil Jeunesse in March 2006. It was published the following year by Walker Books ( USA ) and listed as one of Time Magazine’s 10 best children’s book in 2007.

Since then, Benjamin Lacombe has written and illustrated a number of books. Several of these have been translated and released all over the world : Les Amants Papillons ( The Butterfly Lovers ), Généalogie d’une sorcière ( Genealogy of a Witch ), La Mélodie des Tuyaux ( Pipe Song ), Il était une fois... ( Once upon a Time... ), Les contes Macabres ( Takes of the Macabre ) or even L’Herbier des fées ( The Fairy Herbrarium ).

Benjamin Lacombe regularly exhibits his works, most prominenly with the following galleries : Ad Hoc Art ( New York ), Dorothy Circus ( Rome ), Maruzen ( Tokyo ), Nucleus ( Los Angeles ), and Daniel Maghen Gallery ( Paris )...

Benjamin lives and works in Paris with his dogs, Virgile and Lisbeth, who are always sneaking in his books...

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