Jean‐Robert Ipoustéguy was born in Dun‐sur‐Meuse, France in 1920. He studied painting and drawing in Paris under Lesbounit. After World War II he earned his living creating frescoes and stain glass windows. As a sculptor, he was concentrated primarily on the human figure and was inspired by Surrealism. He work was shown at Documenta in 1964 and 1977 and he received the Bright Prize at the 1964 Venice Bienale.