At 16 he was the regional wrestling champion and liked to pit himself against the athletes of travelling circuses. One day he decided to leave with them and as you'll see below they had quite an influence over him.
"When Bombois paints people he gives them extra weight and greater girth. His distortions are not dictated by plastic reasons but by his contact with the shattering realities over which he has triumphed." Dictionary of Modern Painting.
Le Repos des Gens du Cirque
Le Clown, Kalle Brunett