He was born in Poland in 1919 and in 1938 settled in France in order to continue his studies to become a civil engineer. With the outbreak of war in 1939 he enlisted in the Foreign Legion and settled in Avignon. He worked as a mechanic in a garage and took Sunday sculpture lessons at the Ecole des Beaux Arts there. His involvement with painting began in 1943. He worked with the engraver Joseph Hecht. His first solo exhibition was held in 1949. He won many distinctions and in 1960 was invited to the Venice Biennale. He is known for his illustrations of literary and poetic publications. He has engraved approximately thirty medals for the Paris Mint. He is also involved with the decoration of public buildings and tapestry design.