Born in Dijon (France) in 1949, ETIENNE is a self-made painter. He lived in Tunisia until 11 years old where he learnt to appreciate light, sand and earth and where he started drawing and painting. Then he lived in Normandy for six years before moving to the Paris suburbs, where he stayed many years. He is now living near Montpellier, in the South of France.
Thanks to his diploma of doctor of medicine, he has a strong scientific knowledge of the human body which enables him to give his characters a whole range of expressiveness. He worked as an emergency doctor from 1976 to 1985 when he made a complete break to follow a different path and to really devote himself to painting in 1990.
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