Camille Bombois(1883-1966), Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits
Born in Venarey-les-Laumes, in eastern France, Bombois grew up on a canal barge. From 1907 he lived in Paris, working first as a labourer and later on night shifts at a newspaper printing press allowing him to paint during the day. By 1922 his pavement displays in Montmartre had come to the attention of numerous critics. Bombois soon became one of the best-known naïve painters of his day, participating in numerous collective exhibitions.