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Catherine Meurisse was born in 1980 in Niort in the West of France. At seventeen, she won the school comic book competition at the Angoulême International Festival. After studying at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, she embarked on illustration, comics, and press cartoons, a field in which she gained popularity through regular collaboration with Charlie Hebdo. After escaping the January 2015 attack, she turned her back on caricature to devote herself mainly to comics. Through her graphic novel Lightness (2016), Catherine Meurisse recounts her journey from loss and heartbreak to her eventual recovery and reentry into the world of illustrations. She also pays homage to the splendor of nature and the fine arts, something that is carried through her next three graphic novels, Great Spaces (2018), Delacroix (2019) and Young Woman and the Sea (2021). In the United States, she illustrated Lenny The Lobster Can’t Stay For Dinner by Finn and Michael Buckley.

In 2020, she became the first comic strip artist to become a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts and she was one of the three artists nominated for the prestigious Grand Prix d’ Angoulême 2021.

Selected Works

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Catherine Meurisse, L'inspiration s'il vous plaît, 2017

Catherine Meurisse

L'inspiration s'il vous plaît, 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

China ink and watercolor on paper

13 x 10 inches

$3,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Farniente, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Farniente, 2020

L'Obs

Crayon on paper

15 x 11 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Je soutiens ma librairie, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Je soutiens ma librairie, 2020

Poster created to support libraries during the pandemic (Initiative of François Busnel)

China ink, watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper

16 x 12.25 inches

$2,800 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, America, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

America, 2020

Revue America

China ink, watercolor and crayon on paper

16.25 x 13.5 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Friendship, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Friendship, 2020

Friendship project, Marlena Agency, USA

China ink and charcoal on paper

15 x 12.25 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Iris, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Iris, 2020

Drawing created for the Foundation Bettencourt Schueller

China ink and watercolor on paper

11.75 x 14.75 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Valse dangereuse, 2014

Catherine Meurisse

Valse dangereuse, 2014

L'Obs

China ink and watercolor on paper

5 x 8.25 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, New, 2021

Catherine Meurisse

New, 2021

Revue Zadig

China ink, watercolor and ballpoint pen on paper

19.5 x 23 inches

$4,900 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, L'Oiseau de feu, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

L'Oiseau de feu, 2020

Poster for the Paris Philharmonic

China ink, watercolor and gouache on paper

14.5 x 16.75 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Le Pari des libraires, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Le Pari des libraires, 2020

Poster created for the Week of the Librairies in Paris

China ink and watercolor on paper

13 x 12.25 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Sunset, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Sunset, 2020

L'Obs

China ink and watercolor on paper

16.5 x 16 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Marée basse, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Marée basse, 2020

Revue Zadig

China ink, watercolor and gouache on paper

13.25 x 17 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016

Catherine Meurisse

Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016

Télérama

China ink, watercolor, gouache and collage on paper

16 x 17 inches

Inquire
Catherine Meurisse, Les deux Marie-Claire, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Les deux Marie-Claire, 2020

Revue Marie-Claire

China ink and watercolor on paper

15.75 x 13.5 inches

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Catherine Meurisse, Die Freigezeichnete (l'Affranchie), 2017

Catherine Meurisse

Die Freigezeichnete (l'Affranchie), 2017

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper

14.75 x 12.25 inches

Inquire
Catherine Meurisse, L'inspiration s'il vous plaît, 2017

Catherine Meurisse

L'inspiration s'il vous plaît, 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

China ink and watercolor on paper

13 x 10 inches

$3,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Farniente, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Farniente, 2020

L'Obs

Crayon on paper

15 x 11 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Je soutiens ma librairie, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Je soutiens ma librairie, 2020

Poster created to support libraries during the pandemic (Initiative of François Busnel)

China ink, watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper

16 x 12.25 inches

$2,800 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, America, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

America, 2020

Revue America

China ink, watercolor and crayon on paper

16.25 x 13.5 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Friendship, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Friendship, 2020

Friendship project, Marlena Agency, USA

China ink and charcoal on paper

15 x 12.25 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Iris, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Iris, 2020

Drawing created for the Foundation Bettencourt Schueller

China ink and watercolor on paper

11.75 x 14.75 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Valse dangereuse, 2014

Catherine Meurisse

Valse dangereuse, 2014

L'Obs

China ink and watercolor on paper

5 x 8.25 inches

Catherine Meurisse, New, 2021

Catherine Meurisse

New, 2021

Revue Zadig

China ink, watercolor and ballpoint pen on paper

19.5 x 23 inches

$4,900 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, L'Oiseau de feu, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

L'Oiseau de feu, 2020

Poster for the Paris Philharmonic

China ink, watercolor and gouache on paper

14.5 x 16.75 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Le Pari des libraires, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Le Pari des libraires, 2020

Poster created for the Week of the Librairies in Paris

China ink and watercolor on paper

13 x 12.25 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Sunset, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Sunset, 2020

L'Obs

China ink and watercolor on paper

16.5 x 16 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Marée basse, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Marée basse, 2020

Revue Zadig

China ink, watercolor and gouache on paper

13.25 x 17 inches

$4,200 - Sold

Catherine Meurisse, Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016

Catherine Meurisse

Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016

Télérama

China ink, watercolor, gouache and collage on paper

16 x 17 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Les deux Marie-Claire, 2020

Catherine Meurisse

Les deux Marie-Claire, 2020

Revue Marie-Claire

China ink and watercolor on paper

15.75 x 13.5 inches

Catherine Meurisse, Die Freigezeichnete (l'Affranchie), 2017

Catherine Meurisse

Die Freigezeichnete (l'Affranchie), 2017

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper

14.75 x 12.25 inches