Pol Bury was born in Belgium in 1922 and is best known for his sculptures.
He began his artistic career as a painter. Initially he was influenced by Surrealism but in 1952 he visited an exhibition of works by Alexander Calder, and Calder's works became the inspiration for his transition from painting to working in sculpture.
He started to produce sculptural pieces with moving parts echoing the mobiles of Calder, an innovation of the form.
Among his most famous works is the fountain-sculpture L'Octagon, located in San Franscico.
He died in 2005 in Paris and his works remain some of the most important sculptural art pieces of the 20th century.