(August 31, 1910 – March 24, 1985) Was a Belgian painter, sculptor and photographer, active in France. His interest in art was aroused when he made his first visit to Paris in 1928 and met several artists, including Otto Freundlich. After returning to Malmédy he read the Manifeste du Surrealisme (1924) by André Breton. In 1930 he settled in Paris and made contact with the Surrealist group, attending the first showing of Luis Bunuels film L’Age d’or (1931). He attended the Faculté des Lettres of the Sorbonne briefly but soon left to frequent the studios of Montparnasse. About 1933-4 he attended the Ecole des Arts Appliqués for more than a year, studying mainly drawing and photography.