Edgar Stoëbel, 1909-2001. Algerian born musician and painter, lived and worked in Paris. From a very young age, he was attracted to music and graphic art, and these two art forms were closely linked throughout his life, giving his art a musical, rhythmic dimension. Jacques Martin made a film on the life of Stoëbel, the painter and singer at the Pub Olympia. Music was a constant theme of his life, closely linked to his painting, the source of his art, the colourful rhythm of his canvases and part of his happiness. Happiness was a very important word in his work each of his canvases conveys the notion that every moment of life is a marvel. Edgar Stoëbel is a painter who symbolises happiness, the search for completeness and balance.