Born in 1880 in Saint Denis, student of Thomas and Gardet at the Paris Fine Arts School (“Les Beaux-Arts de Paris”), he became a member of the French Artists Society in 1900. He was awarded several prizes when participating in those exhibitions : the Honourable Mention in 1899, the 3rd Class Medal in 1900, the 2nd Class Medal in 1913 and finally the 1st Class medal in 1922.
In 1928, he starts exhibiting at the Autumn Salon and takes part in the 10th French Animal Artists Society’s Exhibition that took place at the Charpentier Hotel from January 20th January to February 18th 1928.
He was one of the most important traveling artists in the French Empire between 1930 and 1950. He lived in particular in Madagascar from where he brought back many portraits. He was in fact in charge of the Malagasy Pavilion during the Colonial Exhibition of 1931.