About the Artist

Christophe Drochon specialized very early in graphic art, adopting a hyper-realist style in 1985 and becoming a very busy, highly-sought-after independent professional illustrator. His art is motivated by his love of the natural world, and he is particularly well-known for his depictions of animals and natural environments. His clients are primarily advertising agencies, but also include film companies and print publishing firms.

He has created paintings and illustration for film and advertising posters, book and magazine covers, CD jackets, and food and product packaging.

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Some of his most recognizable images are associated with MacDonald's French national campaign and Pin's, the posters for the films Eldorado (dir. Carlos Saura, 1988), and Gaspard and Robinson (dir. Tony Gatlif, 1990), and the national campaigns of the companies EDF-GDF, Perrier, Peugeot, Casino, Thomson. His work has also adorned the covers of various high-profile periodicals, such as "Le Nouvel Observateur", "l¹Expansion", and "Enjeux Les Echos", as well as the pages of books published by "Gallimard", "Nathan", "Bayard", and "Hachette".

This site presents a fascinating biography and gallery of the work of French painter and illustrator Christophe Drochon.

Studies

Smilodons

Paris Graphic Arts (Elisa Lemmonier college)

Illustrating

Cinema (films banners), Publishing, News Agency, Advertising

Painting Exposures

Chalerston (U.S.A.), Wausau (U.S.A.), Namur (Belgium), Natural History Museum of Bourges, Natural History Museum of Bordeaux, Exhibition of Animals artists (Bry-sur-Marne), Bird's Festival (Abbeville), Ornithological film Festival of Ménigoute, Biennale of Nantes Bretagne, Independants's Exhibition (Paris), Art & Nature's Exhibition (Orléans), Art'co (Bois-le-Roi), Glances on arts (Lamballe), Drawing and Water painting (Paris)

Public Collection

Natural History Museum of Bourges (France)

Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau (USA)

Awards

Public Choice Awards, Dourdan Exhibition, Dourdan (France)

Best in show, Salon d'Automne, L'Isle Adam (France, 60)

Seine-Port Art Exhibition Golden Medal Awards, Seine Port (France)

4th Awards, Wild in de Natuur, Enschede (Hollande)

First Awards, Saint Pierre-lès-Nemours Art Show, Saint Pierre-lès-Nemours (France)