Born in Bruehl in 1891, he died in Paris in 1976. He attended by the university of Bonn the faculty of philosophy, the courses of psychiatry and art history. In 1921 he participated in the exhibition organised by Breton in Paris, where he had moved, and joined the "Surrealism". Then his production continued very intensely in painting, sculpture and graphic art. For Fucina degli Angeli he executed the famous chess set "L'immortale".