French artist Gérard Trignac was born in Bordeaux, France. Initially educated to architecture, he decided to change his path to focus on art. His impressive engravings are mostly devoted to his predilection themes: imaginary architectures and fantastic landscapes. Gérard Trignac was born in 1955, and initially trained to become an architect—training which is evident in his imagined cityscapes. Each of his prints begins with a detailed sketch, which is then fully developed on the copper plate. Each print can take months to complete. Besides individual prints, Trignac has often turned his talents to series of prints used to illustrate classic texts by authors such as Calvino, Borges, and others. His work is in the collection of numerous museums and public collections in Europe and the United States.