Henri Comby FR, 1928-2004

À l'âge de quatorze ans, son voisin, un maître verrier, lui transmet sa passion du dessin. Il étudie successivement à l'école des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, puis à Paris à l'Académie de la Grande Chaumière et à l'Académie Ranson. Il fréquente les ateliers de Fernand Léger et Jean Deyrolle. Pour gagner sa vie il découvre la sculpture en devenant tailleur de pierre, au Puy en Velay pour le sculpteur d'art liturgique Philippe Kaeplin.

 

At the age of 14 Comby befriends his neighbour, a glassblower, who shares with him his passion for drawing. He subsequently studied at the Beaux-Arts of Lyon and then in Paris at the Grande Chaumière Academy and Ranson Academy. He attended classes held by Fernand Léger and Jean Deyrolle. To earn his living, he became a stonecutter, working in Puy en Velay for the religious artist Philippe Kaeplin, a profession which familiarized him with sculpture.