Hervé Di Rosa was born in Sète.
After a preparatory school in Sète, he moved to Paris where he joined the National School of Decorative Arts to study animation. He is one of the founding fathers of free figuration alongside Richard Di Rosa, Robert Combas, François Boisrond and Rémi Blanchard, an artistic movement of the 80s. Hervé Di Rosa's painting was influenced by his many trips around the world and brought back techniques and objects.
He develops a narrative universe all his own, stuffed with whimsical characters that he himself defines as "modest art".
In November 2000, with Bernard Belluc, he founded the International Museum of Modest Arts, a veritable laboratory open to any artist of any age and any horizon promoting cultural diversity.