born 1945, living in Avallon, France
Painter and graphic artist, trained at l'Ecole Estienne section gravure, Paris
Professor and director of the graphics section at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Chaville (1977-2008) Since 2008 director of the Atelier de gravure de l'Estampe de Chaville
Over the years, André Bongibault has been awarded a number of prizes for his graphics, most recently this year (2016) when he received the Grand Prix Léon Georges Baudry de la Fondation Taylor. He received the Médaillle d'Argent at the first Graphic Biennale in Beijing in 2003 and the same year an award at the Graphic Triennial in Krakow, Poland. He has also won awards at biennials and triennials in Taipei, Tokyo and Bayeux (France) and other places as well as a Grand Prix at the Bhopal Biennale, India 1997.
He has had solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions, in addition to Paris and France, also in China, (Shenyang and Canton), Germany, Australia, USA, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium.
It has also participated in a large number of group exhibitions, biennials and triennials over the years - in France, China, Bulgaria, Hungary, Spain, Macedonia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, USA, England, Poland, Japan, Italy, Germany and other countries.