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Benjamin was born in Paris in 1982.
In 2001, he enters the Superior National School of the Decorative arts of Paris ( ENSAD), where he does his artistic training course. At the same time as his studies, he works in advertising and in the animation and he signs at 19 years old his first comic strip and some other illustrated books…
His project of the end of studies, « Cherry and Olive », which he is the author and the illustrator, becomes his first children’s book and has been pubished by the Seuil in march 2006. It is published next year by Walker Books (USA) and is named by prestigious weekly Times Magazine as one of 10 better children’s book of year 2007 in U.S.A.
Since then, Benjamin wrote and illustrated numerous books. He notably worked with Albin Michel, Barefoot Portfolios (USA), Edelvivives ( Spain), Hemingway Korea ( Korea), Milan(France), MaxMilo(France), Blowpipe, Soleil (France), Walker Books (USA) and naturally the Seuil (France), Publisher with whom he published most of his books.
Benjamin often shows his work. It was among others showed in galleries: ad hoc Art (New York), L’art de rien (Paris), Dorothy Circus (Rome), Maruzen ( Tokyo), etc....
Benjamin lives and works in Paris with his dog Virgile, which steals very often in its books

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