A child of the “Renault Company”, Eric Dabancourt grew up in Mantes-la-Jolie. From a young age, he took up drawing at the Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture de Gassicourt and later he enrolled in painting and life model classes. At 16, he took the entrance exam for the Auguste Renoir technical school, He graduated in Applied Arts, began designing advertising campaigns and at the same time joined a painting studio in Paris. He participated in various group exhibitions in the capital and benefited greatly from working with other painters. Having discovered the work of Giacometti, Soulages and Basquiat, he was inspired by their free approach. Over the years, his interest in drawing strengthened and became key to his quest for the perfect line. In recent years, he has sought out artists who, like him, are looking for the “light” through engraving and drawing.