The following information was submitted by the artist:
Born in the Belgian Congo in 1940, he won his first award at the annual art show in Elisabethville, at age 13. His formal art education began with Mr. Marcel Pire (Prix de Rome). He continued his studies at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, with Mr.Van Nesche in Cape Town, South Africa, (1956-1957). He was awarded a scholarship from the Art Academy to continue his studies with Mr.Creytens at the "Institut National Superieur des Beaux Arts, Anvers, Belgium. The following year he entered the class of Mr.Leon Devos at the Royal Academy of Brussels, where he won first prize for portrait and still life painting (1958).
During the International "World Fair
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