Born in 1927 in Thionville in France, Claude Weisbuch was painter, illustrator and writer. After studying Fine Arts in Nancy, Weisbuch was appointed Professor of Engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Saint Etienne and, in 1968, became a full member of the Society of French painters and engravers. Whilst practising a number of different techniques including lithography and drypoint , it was engraving that was to be his favourite medium, his chosen themes being puppets, harlequins, musicians and equestrian scenes.
Claude Weisbuch was also a painter and draftsman whose palette favoured ochres, browns and whites, and whilst this relatively limited vocabulary often gave the impression of unfinished sketches, his fine drawing and lovely vividness of line brought the images to life. His work can be seen in a number of prestigious galleries and museums throughout the world. He died in 2014 in Paris.