Jérôme Mesnager is the father of “the Man in White”, he is one of the first Parisian street painters. In thirty years, his art has become an artistic movement commonly called urban art or graffiti.
He is one of the founders, in 1982, of Zig-Zag, a group of ten very young artists in "zig-zagging in the jungle of cities" who decide to occupy the street by drawing graffiti and, also, to occupy briefly, the time of an artistic performance, abandoned factories.
On January 16, 1983, he invented the Man in White, “a symbol of light, strength and peace”. This white silhouette, also called “White Body” or “White Man”, Jérôme Mesnager has reproduced across the world, from the walls of Paris to the Great Wall of China.