Jean-Claude Dresse was born in Charleroi on 8th September 1946. He studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi where he mainly worked with Marcel Gibon. In 1985, he held his first personal exhibition in Brussels. Since then, he has regularly been exhibiting in Belgium, in France and in the Netherlands. In 1990, he made, for the Belgian State, a 90 m2 monumental fresco in the entrance hall of the new administrative area of the city of Charleroi.