He made all his studies in Colmar where his family came to live in 1849 shortly after birth and then began his professional career in industrial design at Mulhouse before traveling to Paris. After an early career regionalist painter (typical topics of Alsace), he chose the way of illustration and worked for many publishing houses as well as for the press: the schoolboy illustrated, the illustrated world (in 1869 ). Engaged in the war of 1870, he became a witness of his time.In 1872, the magazine illustration published several of his drawings on the occupation Prussian belfort. He became artistic correspondent for The illustration, the illustrated newspaper, the illustrated world, the graphic and the illustrated london news. He devoted himself to aquarelle5 happiness.
He participated in the exhibition amateurs Alsace to Mulhouse in 1884. It presents the exhibition of landscapes Artistic Union, in paris in 1889.
He exhibited at the showcase of Fine Arts (School of Fine Arts besançon) in 1891 and 1892. He exhibited at the gallery g. Petit in Paris in 1908.
He participated in several exhibitions organized by the Society of Mulhouse Arts between 1914 and 1930. He also works for the Epinal imagery.He published account dauteur Alsatian wedding in 1914, and Alsace traditionalist in 1930. His personal works are mainly about Alsace and Alsace. A number were published as postcards. He was the illustrator of a hundred books.
He also put his talents to advertising: he is the author of the poster picturesque Brittany, on the way to forgiveness, to the railways of the state (one copy in the collections of the Breton regional museum , quimper). He died at the age of 90 to 20 February 1940 grimault (Yonne), where his tomb is located. The item he opinion\The seller is \This article can be shipped worldwide.