First underwater painter
Last updated: June 21, 2018 at 15:05 pm
André Laban (France), a chemical engineer, cinematographer, cellist, and pioneer diver of Équipe Cousteau, started painting underwater in 1966. Laban was a member of the crew which spent 3 weeks in an underwater habitat at a depth of 100 m (328 ft) during (Conshelf III, October 1965). His film Iris et Oniris won the Palme d’or at the Festival mondial de l’image sous-marine d’Antibes in 1996. André Laban also holds the records for the deepest underwater artist, the most underwater paintings, and the first underwater live monitor broadcast.
Odyssée Cousteau. (1990). La mer vivante.
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