Guy Buffet

  • Born in January 1943 in Paris.
  • Showed an interest and skill as an artist at the age of 12; sold his first piece of art at the age of 13.
  • Enrolled in the Beaux Arts School of Toulon to study art full-time at the age of 14.
  • While studying he also worked in restaurants to provide financially for his family. These early years in restaurant settings became a theme of his art through his career, drawing fame for his humorous art, prints and posters of restaurant and bar scenes, featuring chefs, waiters and barmen, food and drink.
  • Joined the Navy at the age of 18 and for the next two years explored the world as a sailor, with his artistic talent put to use in many new settings.
  • After leaving the navy, his travels throughout the world have provided inspiration for his art and opportunities for numerous exhibitions and corporate commissions.

Artwork by Guy Buffet