The arms and hands of Henri-Clairy Hembert were paralyzed right from birth. Born on 4 July 1969 in Abbeville, due to complications during birth he is only able to clearly express himself with great difficulty. For this reason, he has made every effort to use his feet instead of his hands since his early childhood years. At the age of four, he began to paint with both feet, which is why Henri-Clairy Hembert is said to be an autodidactic artist. During his youth, he spent several years at the Institute for Motor Training in Amiens. He was also admitted to hospitals in Paris several times. He later received his diploma in computer accounting from a vocational secondary school.