Born in Blois, France, Michel Maly started painting in 1955. He was awarded with the "Prix Fénéon", the prize of the University of Paris in 1968. In 2006, he published his book "Maly", including texts written by many influential figures in arts such as Greek movie director Costa Gavras and French novelist Jacques Perry. In 2008, French municipal government in Montélimar held "Cantate sur le chemin des hommes", the exhibition of his works. Featuring life in French cafés and Venice, his painting is full of texture through simple color and strong brushwork. He is excellent at depicting facial expression and creating a vivid scene as if you could have the smell and hear the noise there. Maly’s works have been shown internationally across Europe, America and Japan and collected among many public and private collections.