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GUILBERT, Nicolas

Nicolas GuilbertBorn in 1958 in Paris.

Lives and works in Paris.


An illustrator from his teenage years through the mid-90s, Nicolas Guilbert had his first show in Paris in 1984 (Coco: Drawings and paintings based on a photograph by Robert Doisneau,Attitude Gallery). Since then he has published several books of drawings (in particular Rue des Italiens, Le Monde—La Découverte, 1990). In diverse Parisian art galleries he has shown multiple facets of a graphically oriented pictorial oeuvre, one that has always emphasized line drawings on paper media.

Parallel to this career track he has also worked as a photographer, resulting in publication of several books, including Animaux & Cie (Grasset, 2010), the fruit of twenty-five years of reportage; images from this work were shown at the André Villers Museum of Photography in Mougins during the summer of 2009. His most recent photographic exhibition, Animonuments, a sentimental journey across France, was presented at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature from April to June 2011.


Nicolas Guilbert presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011: Animonuments, a sentimental journey across France at the Abbaye de Montmajour.