Benoît Simard was born in 1942 in Lac St-Jean, Québec.
Simard studied psychology at Sherbrooke University, he obtained his Masters degree.
Simard has been a member of the Professional Order of Psychologists of Québec since 1973. He taught psychology until 1980, then decided to dedicate himself to painting fully.
He is a self-taught artist, but that has not held him back. His neo-figurative works have been included in more than fifty group and solo exhibits in the Province of Québec, France, Italy, New York, and Calgary.
He is a member of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
He died in 2010.