(b Paris, 14 Jan. 1904; d La Clarté, Brittany, 27 Aug. 1967). French sculptor, graphic artist, and tapestry designer. He worked in various fields but became best known for sculpture, which he took up in 1938. His early sculptures were figurative and conceived in large expressive planes somewhat in the manner of Brancusi; later he produced geometrical abstracts, influenced by Arp, which he sometimes decorated with engraved patterns. Among his best-known works is the Beacon of the Dead monument at Auschwitz (1957–8). He designed tapestries for Aubusson, as well as ones for the United Nations and the French Embassy in Washington.
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.