Paul & Gaetan Brizzi


The Art of Paul & Gaetan Brizzi

Twin brothers Paul and Gaetan Brizzi were born into an Italian family in 1951 yet raised in Paris, where they studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. They brought together their passions for Fine Art and Cinema when they decided to become Animation Directors.

They direct their second short Fracture, winner of several awards at European festivals of animation.

They launched their own studio (Astérix et la surprise de César 1985, La Bande à Picsou, 1990), and in 1994 moved to Los Angeles to work at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio where they directed sequences of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME and Firebird in Fantasia 2000.

They decided to give their imagination a new direction by illustrating a major literary work of art of epic proportions, “Orlando Furioso” by L'Ariosto. The forty-six acts became forty-six pencil drawings and were shown for the first time at the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles.

In 2016, their passion for the art of drawings push them to produce new illustrations for Daniel Maghen. LEGENDS; a presentation of the interpretation of the brothers inspired by great historical and mythical figures or events.

From that point on, the Brizzi Brothers have dedicated the vast majority of their collaborative efforts in producing joint graphic novels, for which they have received nationwide acclaim in France including media coverage from mainstream press. These novels include "L'Enfer De Dante" (2023), "Les Contes Drolatiques" (2021), "L'Écume Des Jours" (2020), "Autumn In Peking" (2017). Gaëtan lives in the South of France and Paul in Washington DC.


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Original art presented by Galerie Daniel Maghen >

The Brizzi Brothers interview (in French) during the exhibition at Maghen Gallery (2023) about their adaptation of Dante's Inferno: Clic HERE

The Art of Paul & Gaetan Brizzi