Born at Gargan-Livry near Paris May 10, 1926. His father is an architect. He paints already when he is fourteen years of age, encouraged by his parents. After the inevitable time spent at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he follows the advice of Yves Brayer and Othon Friesz. He admires Utrillo and Soutine. His efforts and aims are for unity and moderation, and after varying his techniques he tends to attach himself to the pictorial "matière" which best translates his subject. Above all, he wants to remain human: he has been defined as a painter of tragic reality. In Paris he has exhibited at Cardo's and at the Galerie Durand-Ruel; special exhibitions of his work have been held in Los Angeles, New York, Geneva, Zurich, Basle.