Stephane Braud

(Libourne 1955 -)


Stéphane Braud, born in Libourne, is today considered one of the greatest underwater painters in the world. He is also nicknamed the “fisherman of blue”. He makes his paintings from nature, directly under the sea. Self-taught, Stéphane Braud began painting at the age of 19 and traveled to Norway, Germany and Tunisia where he found his inspiration. His favorite medium is watercolor on the spot. Since 1974, he has traveled across Africa. It took him more than 20 years of research to finally restore on his paintings, the atmosphere of the Maghreb, the effect of time on the doors discolored by the sun. Unique, its doors are of a sensitive realism and incomparable depth. In 1980, he quit his job to devote himself solely to painting and flew to Reunion Island where he set up his workshop. Passionate about diving, he naturally began to paint underwater. Today, installed in Marakech, he exhibits his works all over the world.


He exhibits his works all over the world.