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French designer, painter, and draughtsman. He was born in Paris and studied at the *Académie Ranson (under *Vuillard) and the *Académie Julian. With *Berman and *Tchelitchew he was the leading representative of *Neo-Romanticism in French painting, but his career was devoted mainly to design, particularly for the theatre and also for the cinema and the fashion world. His first notable success was the design of the ballet Les Elves (1924) for Michel Fokine, and subsequently he worked for many other leading choreographers.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)