Born in 1909 to French and Anglo-Irish parents, Andre Bicat was an artist, designer and teacher and worked in a variety of media.
Bicat was a Royal College of Art tutor, 1966-74. His varied career included much theatre work in the 1930s, including Mercury Theatre productions from 1932, designing the setting for the New York production of Murder in the Cathedral, by T S Eliot, 1938; and Windsor Repertory Theatre, 1939.
Bicat exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, with one-man exhibitions in London, Paris, Dublin, Reading, Colchester and Swansea. He showed regularly at the Royal Academy and at the Redfern Gallery, London and had numerous solo shows at the Leicester Galleries, London (1949-1968) and from the Bohun Gallery, Henley (1975-1984). His work has been bought internationally for a number of private and public collections, including the British Museum, the National Gallery of Wales, Oxford University, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, and Cleveland Museum, Ohio. Nine of his prints are in the collection of the Tate Gallery and thirty-one prints are in the Government Art Collection. Retrospective exhibitions were held at Reading Museum and Art Gallery in 1966, the Attic Gallery, Swansea in 1997 and the Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden in 1999.