Robert Combas was born in Lyon, France. Combas was the leader of “La Figuration Libre” movement of the 80s in France, and is regarded as one of the most prolific artists of today. Combas is a multi-talented artist in painting, sculpting, poetry, and music. The studio of Combas was situated at Barbés near the Gare du Nord of Paris, an area that is surrounded with multi-cultures and ethnicity groups; whether it be the brightly-colou red African clothing, exaggerated Japanese comics, or Buddhist influences and Muslim beliefs, they all turned into the resourceful inspirations base for Combas. Combas had his first solo exhibition when he was only 23, and held a major retrospective at the age of 27. Major museums such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Cartier Foundation in Paris, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Yung Tu Museum of Art in Tainan all have works of Combas in their collection.