Dignimont first studied at the College Juilly, Paris before he went to London for a time to return to Paris to study at the Académie Julian.
Dignimont exhibited at the Salon D’Automne, Salon de Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries, but it was at the Salon of Araignee founded by Gus Bofa, however, that he began to understand the direction in which his oeuvre was headed. From that point onward, he sought to revive the art of illustration. He also illustrated more than fifty books.
He had a major exhibition in 1928 at Galerie Bernier in Paris, where he exhibited frequently and also at Galerie Charpentier.
Dignimont also designed for the Paris opera and the Comédie Française. He was awarded Chevallier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Dignimont was a very prolific artist and illustrator for more than four decades.
His huge body of work solidifies Dignimont’s place in the tradition of uniquely Parisian art. His love of provocative women, cafe life, and the environs, documents a unique insight into the Parisian experience.
Dignimont was primarily an artist working in watercolour in the tradition of Jules Pascin. He incorporates pen and ink and washes of colour that become very distinct as a style of his own.