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Didier Bécet was born in Tours on October 21th 1962. As a child, he was always passionate about drawing. He would spend most of his childhood drawing and painting.
As years went on, he graduated high school and went on studying art at the Institut d'Art Visuel d'Orleans in 1981. After obtaining his DNSEP degree (National postgraduate degree in Plastics Arts), his passion for art grew even stronger.
Didier Bécet wanted to discover and learn more so he set off on a journey for a year and a half through the United States in 1985 to expand his knowledge. Along the way he also had the opportunity to work with amazing and inspiring people in the great cities of America.
San Francisco was the first city he arrived on, it's also where he meet the greatest model makers working on Star Wars, Blade Runner, The Right Stuff, Poltergeist at Industrial Light Magic studios.
After a couple months in San Francisco, he took the road, worked with graphic designer at Whichita Kansas and went to New York city to work in the studios for the artist Red Grooms.
He then went to Los Angeles working for Columbia Pictures and ended his trip in Seattle working for an advertising agency.
But during this time, he understood what he was good at and what he wanted to do. Which then led him to start creating his artwork in 3D.
He came back to france to start his carriere around 3D art, publicity and personal sculpting.
In 1988 he was comited to drew the logo and the postage stamp of the Franco-Russian space mission, which will gonna bring him notoriety in the world of Visual advertising.
For the small anecdote, it is the first time where the French post office took again completely the logo of a space mission to make a stamp, emitted on March 4, 1989.
And it is also the first time that the French Post Office broke the rule that no living person should be stamped in France (the last ones being Napoleon III and Pétain...)
Even if Jean-Loup Chrétien's name does not appear on the stamp, everyone, at least the enthusiasts knows that it is him.
In 2000, he dedicated his time to paint the sailing of the skipper Josh Hall for the "Vendée globe". This drawing traveled one time around the globe on the seas.
He creates prestigious works and monumental frescoes, always in the same 3D spirit, for advertising. Santa's sock on a store wall, a pen sign on the roof of a newspaper in Tours, the Toucan for a printing company, or the facade of one of the buildings of a Nuclear Center in France.
He also continues to travel throughout Europe : France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Germany, but also the United States, to regularly exhibit his lively, colorful, relief paintings, a real reserve of good humor for whoever hangs them on his wall.
Fans of Didier Bécet will always remember his vision on Art. From crazy, funky, caricaturist, colorful but with a touch realism. His artwork will always be remember by those who truly understood his work.