Eugène Bégarat was born in 1943. He lives and works in Vence. After joining the École des Arts Decoratifs of Nice in 1960, Eugene Begarat studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1964).

He settles in Brittany, coming there under the influence of the Ecole de Pont-Aven and the Nabis, with artists such as Felix Valoton and Maurice Denis. He then embarks on a series of travels, during which he visits Italy, Tunisia, Marocco, Spain, before coming back to Paris and in 1993 to Provence.

Following the traditions set up by the Post-Impressionists, his style shows close affinities with the work of Seurat and Signac, and he adopts the "divisionist" technique, juxtaposing colors in quick brushstrokes. He also likes working with bold areas of luminous colors, more reminiscent of the work of Paul Gaugin.

He has now settled a few kilometers from Vence, in Provence, and uses his garden as his main source of inspiration. One area has even been turned into a Japanese garden, witness to the Orientalist fascination also present in his œuvre. Other subjects include landscapes and marines, the main one remaining female figures.