First underwater painter
Last updated: April 13, 2020 at 19:33 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.