René Laubiès was born in Saigon in 1924 where he spent most of his childhood. In 1949, following his law studies in Morocco, he settled in Paris. Faithful to his painting practice since his adolescence, his work was well recognized and became in demand in the 1950's.
Living a nomadic lifestyle for over 30 years he travelled to Greece, Iran and Turkey. He also split his life between Paris and India where most of his creations have seen the day. His works have been influenced by oriental philosophies and are bright minimalistic abstractions. He passed away in India in 2006.