Born in Paris and raised in Morocco, Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture in France at the famous École Estienne and École Boule. Following his studies, he worked as an art director in Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, Barroux began illustrating by creating linocut images, and became well known for his illustrations for children’s books. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes. He lives in Paris with his family.
Blue Apple Books
The New York Times
Wall St. Journal
2012 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Annual Exhibition
First Place for Extraordinary Pets in NY Book Show for "Hardcover Picture Book—Fiction" category
2005 Enfantasie Award for Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree
Praise for It's Time to Say Goodnight, illustrated by Barroux and written by Harriet Ziefert
"Barroux's whimsical, naive-style illustrations establish his work, once again, as an ideal match for Ziefert's verse...A successful offering from a well-matched pair."
Praise for My Goldfish:
"...This book's offbeat settings and strong, simple illustrations...should help preschoolers—and parents—realize that when you bring some creativity to pet ownership, even a fish can be fun."
—The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Lucy Rescued:
"Throughout, cheery, cartoon-style illustrations depict the scenes with the good addition of hand-lettered text to highlight Lucy's howling."