He is mainly renowned as a marine and colonial painter. For thirty-five years he made a yearly trip of two or three months to the French colonies. He thus reported views and scenes of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sahara oases, and so on; and fixed his recollections and impressions with recitals published in newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, which he illustrated. Regularly exhibited at the Salons de l’Atelier where he presented an abundant and varied work and, in particular, regional views.
Born in Bordeaux where he died too. He studied in various academies (Paris, Florence) and worked as a teacher at the admiralty of Bizerte and then in Bordeaux.