Brigitte Sigburg Himpan, bearing the artist’s name HYMPAN, is a professional Artist Painter, as quoted on the art market. She has received numerous awards and honours, as well as the Laureate of the Golden Book of Human Values in 1974 and the title of Academician Chevalier in Art section from the International Academy Greci-Marino (Italy) in 2005. She got a diploma of General Academic Studies in Fine Arts and two Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and Sciences of Education from the University of Paris VIII (France). In 1983, she obtained a Master’s degree in Fine Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Paris VIII with the thesis entitled: La Vie quotidienne des nomades mauritaniens à travers leurs objets usuels (translation: The Everyday Life of the Mauritanian Nomads through their usual Objects). This Master’s thesis is referenced in the library of Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Then, in 1986, she got First Class Honours for a post-graduate pre-PhD thesis in Philosophy of Art and Culture from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 (France) with the subject: L’Identité culturelle des nomades mauritaniens (translation: The Cultural Identity of the Mauritanian Nomads).