Archives of the Société des Artistes Francais show that Georges René Lecomte was born in Paris and studied under Bouvard and Eugène Lelièvre. He exhibited in numerous expositions, beginning in 1927 and continuing until 1953. He worked with three of the most outstanding French firms of his day-- Risler et Carré, Keller, and Fouquet-Lapar. In later years, he also executed decorative work and lighting in "base" metals, such as copper; a handsome copper luminaire from 1937 is in the collection of the Museé d'Art Moderne in Paris. Characteristic of Lecomte's work is his attention to detail and hand-finishing au marteau, leaving a beautifully planished surface.