Thomas Ehretsmann was born in 1974 and grew up in Thann, France. He completed his studies at the school of decorative arts in Strasbourg in 1998 and has led a successful career in illustration for over a decade. Notably, his work has been featured in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Elle magazine and various european and american books and journals. In 2009, Thomas Ehretsmann spent several months in Norway studying with the internationally recognized painter, Odd Nerdrum. He received a gold medal from the society of illustrators of New York in 2011, and two silver medals from the society of illustrators west (2013 and 2017). In 2016, his painting “vacuum 2” is selected for the bp portrait award exhibition at the national portrait gallery in London.