Was born in Nice in 1943, lives in Paris. Studied Sciences and Technology at the Sorbonne University (Paris) and the University of Washington (Seattle). In 1969 interrupted his studies in order to take over a successful prêt-à-porter store in Paris belonging to his family. Haven’t had a special art education but, once started collecting, frequented the studios of artists before acquiring their work.
Collector of artworks of "non-official" Russian artists.