Great admirer of Rodin's work, he was taught by Coutan at the Beaux-Arts, before the war started. In 1919 he was awarded with the prix de Rome. Besides from being a big traveller, he is one of the representants of neo-classicism. He also was interested in the arts of medals in which he dedicated himself from 1945, through various themes like history, politics, religion and mythology. He adopted direct carving and his bronzes where cast by Susse, Coubertin and others.