Born in 1952 ,
studied at the l’Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts St Luc à Liège,
started his carrier in 1977 after he received the Prix Philippe d’Arschot.
Very quick he goes abroad to start an international career by having exhibitions in France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and the United States.
In 1977 he received the Prize Philippe d'Arschot, for the expression of poetry in his paintingand this was the beginning of his career .
In 1989 he made the decoration for the new Sheraton Hotel in Malmö (Sweden),
He made a triptych for the ING headquarter in Antwerp.
He made biblical illustrations for the editions Plantijn in Antwerp.
You can find his art in different museums in Belgium and abroad.
Several national et international companies have Francis Méan’s artwork in their collection.
The Dutch (1991) and Belgian (2007) Broadcasting made a program about his work.
He made a portfolio of 12 etchings about the Fables de Jean de la Fontaine. And he has published several sets of etchings : The seven Days of creation, Eden, The four seasons, The 10 Commandments, Job.
At the occasion of 3000 years Jerusalem he had an exhibition in the centre Ben Gourion in Brussels.
The Brewery Interbrew offered one of his paintings to King Albert from Belgium, and OCMW Lubbeek offered a watercolour to Princess Astrid.