François Lelong was born in Paris. He learnt graphic arts and various pictorial techniques at the The École Supérieure ESTIENNE des Arts et Industries Graphiques, and at the École Supérieure d'Arts Appliqués DUPERRE in Paris. He first focused his carrer in advertising as an Art Director, working for some of the biggest advertising agencies in Paris. Without leaving aside his artistic expression, he developped his talent as an illustrator and painter, inspired mainly by music and contemporary culture. His pictural images are energentic and expressive which gives to his créations a contagious vibration.