Guillaume Azoulay is a self-taught French-Jewish artist, born in Casablanca but moved with his family to Paris when he was ten. By age thirteen, he was sketching and selling his drawings on the streets. His encounters with travelers from around the world ignited a passion for travel that saw him hitchhike from Paris through Europe and the Middle East at age 14.
Azoulay has a brilliant ability to use but a single line—sometimes one single line drawn without pen ever leaving the paper—to convey motion. His work most commonly portrays horses and dancers, but interestingly he uses the shapes and bodies to make landscapes and topographies.
Azoulay is the youngest artist ever to be accepted in the permanent archives of the Musee du Louvre. His work is in the collections of President Sadat of Egypt, President Francois Mitterrand, Prince Rainier of Monacco, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ronald Reagan, and Nelson Rockefeller Collection.