Born in the town of Ixelles, Belgium in 1889 little is known of his early life. It appears, however, that he spent some time in Russia up until the Revolution of 1917 when he retuned to Belgium. A painter combining elements of impressionism and realism, his heavy brush-strokes, thick with paint, are masterfully and confidently applied. Utilizing an almost pointillist technique, he imbues within his work a keen sense of light. A frequent exhibitor in Belgium, his major exhibitions were at the Association Nationale des Peintures, Brussels in 1939 and the Cercle ‘Kunst en Kennis’ Gent in 1946.