Norman Mongan was born in Dublin and studied at the NCAD. An ardent Francophile and European, he moved to Paris in 1962, where – apart from spells in New York and Milan, – he has since resided.
By vocation a writer, photographer, film maker and musician, he was a freelance creative consultant with major advertising agencies throughout Europe, and contributor to publications in France, Ireland, UK and USA.
He published The History of the Guitar in Jazz in New York (1984) and Paris (1986) and The Menapia Quest in Dublin (1995). His Arts documentary Oranje & Green was featured at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin in 2006.
He is now based between Dublin and Paris.