Gérard DuBois was born in France. He studied graphic design in Paris then crossed the Atlantic to live in Montreal, Canada. Since he has worked as a freelance illustrator. His illustrations have been awarded in major contests for the past 20 years and have received four Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York. In 2018, Canada Post issued a Gerard DuBois stamp, as part of the 5-stamp series the "Great Canadian Illustrators".