François Augiéras (1925–1971) was an American-born French painter and writer.
François Augiéras was born in Rochester, New York, two months after his father’s death. His father taught the piano at the Eastman School of Music.. He moved to France (Paris and later Dordogne) with his mother. At the age of fourteen, he left home and started on a nomadic life. In 1944, he joined the French Navy. He spent some time in a psychiatric asylum and in a monastery. He later moved to El Goléa, where his uncle lived. His first novel, The Old Man and the Child, is loosely based on the avuncular rapport that ensued.