Claude Cambour was born in Normandy, France in 1940, and is a self-taught impressionist painter. He was inspired by art at a young age, his grandfather having been a member of the garden staff for renowned French painter Maurice de Vlaminck. Cambour cited Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Pissaro to be "his teachers", saying "To teach myself, I surrounded myself with the late and great masters. I looked at nature, light and anything that I considered beautiful. I studied the works of my teachers and applied their techniques." He resides in Giverny, France where he runs a studio.