Artist Raymond E. Waydelich was born in Strasbourg in 1938, the creator of the Lydia Jacob Story cards. After studying in Strasbourg and Paris, young Waydelich made his way through North Africa as a traveling photographer. There he discovered his fascination for archeology, which has since appeared and re-appeared in his work as what he calls “the archeology of the future.” His fabulous creations, both painted and sculpted, have found homes in houses throughout the Alsatian region. In 1978, Raymond’s work was shown an the Biennale in Venice. Exhibitions in Paris, New York, and Tokyo followed. His prize-winning paintings, collages, objects, and installations continue to be viewed in Europe and beyond.