Born in 1909 to French and Anglo-Irish parents. He was an artist, designer and teacher and worked in a variety of media. From 1947-85 he lived at Crays Pond, near Reading, where he worked in a converted barn, later living in London. 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. Solo shows at Leicester Galleries were extensive, 1949-70, and Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, 1975-84. He died in 1996.