Michel Canetti is a Paris born artist and advertising illustrator who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. He graduated from the Sorbonne with a bachelor of Arts in graphic design and a Masters in painting restoration. Michel has produced editorial illustrations for Elle and Vogue in France, as well as other fashion magazines in Europe.
Michel Canetti’s illustrations have smooth, flowing lines and curves that epitomise Parisian chic; stylish silhouettes that celebrate line and movement reveling in the female form. The work is polished and classic, yet modern and sassy. Similar to the traditional art of calligraphy, his work requires a delicate balance between creativity and control: flowing, rounded curves and sharp, sophisticated detail- Painting in Watercolor and gouache allows Canetti to execute the spontaneous disciplined lines to show the movement of the body and fabrics.
His works have been exhibited in private galleries around the world- including France, Germany, Austria and Australia.
Many posters were published and distributed around the world.
Michel Canetti has illustrated for clients such as Armani, Guerlain, Givenchy, Chanel, Estee Lauder L'Oreal, Shu Uemura, 3M, Hudson, Renault, Louis Vuitton, Air France, Paris Airports, Burberry, Cartier, Champagne Ayala, Champagne De Castellane, Lux, Kerastase, De Grisogono, Neiman Marcus, Polygram, SAS Airlines, Credit Lyonnais, Waterman, Perrier, Hudson, De Beers etc…
Michel has appeared four times in the “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide”.