Born in Collonges-la-Rouge in 1937, René Boutang, as a child, spends much of his time drawing and coloring. He is a student at the Lycée Cabanis in Brive la Gaillarde. He seeks early on to live his passions, focusing on the difference, the light, the height, the debate, the others … After a few aeronautical feats (to escape the awful Algerian “war”), he becomes a teacher, then an inspector hors classe of the famed Paris Academy, to meet his own needs. He works in different secondary schools in the Academy of Versailles and Paris. The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Saclay, the Ecole Normale, the Rectorates of Versailles and Paris-Sorbonne, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris , l’Iesa, le Chear … These culturally diverse workplaces constitute his favourite inspiring places. He is among other things in charge of a variety of Art educational and career paths, he is directly in touch with teachers, artists, art craftsmen, administrative staff, military personnel, business owners, managers, in order to facilitate the understanding and communication of knowledge as well as access to knowledge, to promote the know-how… while maintaining a listening watch, a sharp sense of responsibility and human contact… A strong desire to act and dare.