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Benjamin Lacombe, 1982 | Pop surrealism painter






Benjamin was born in Paris. In 2001, he attended the école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris where he pursued his artistic education.
In addition to his studies, he worked as an advertising and animated movie artist before completing his first comic series at the age of 19, along with a few other illustrated books.
His final project «Cherry and Olive», which he has both written and illustrated, became his first children’s book and was published in France by Les éditions du Seuil in March 2006.
The following year, it was released by Walker Books (USA) and nominated one of the top 10 children’s books for the year 2007 in the U.S.A. by the prestigious weekly news magazine Time.


His final project «Cherry and Olive», which he has both written and illustrated, became his first children’s book and was published in France by Les éditions du Seuil in March 2006.
The following year, it was released by Walker Books (USA) and nominated one of the top 10 children’s books for the year 2007 in the U.S.A. by the prestigious weekly news magazine Time.
Since then, Benjamin has written and illustrated numerous books. He has notably worked with Albin Michel (France), Barefoot Books (USA), Edelvives (Spain), Hemingway Korea (Korea), Jacoby Stuart (Germany), MaxMilo (France), Milan (France), Nemo (Finland), Soleil (France), Walker Books (USA) and of course Le Seuil Jeunesse (France), the publishing house which has issued most of his books.
Benjamin exhibits his work on a regular basis. Among others, it has been displayed in the following art galleries: Galerie Daniel Maghen (Paris), L'Art de rien (Paris), Ad Hoc Art (New York), Nucleus Gallery (Los Angeles), Dorothy Circus (Rome), Maruzen (Tokyo), ecc.
Benjamin lives and works in Paris with his dog Virgile, often found hiding among the pages of his books.

















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