Alexandre Sacha Garbell was born into a Jewish family in Riga, Latvia. Garbell studied under Bissière at the Académie Ranson. Soon he was exhibiting at the most prestigious Paris Salons - the Salon des Superindépendants, the Salon des Tuilieries, the Salon Automne, the Salon de Mai. Garbell exhibited in numerous galleries in Paris and New York after WWII, including personal exhibitions in Paris, Copenhagen, Milan, Lausanne, Turin, London, New York, Amsterdam, and Zurich.
As the art of Alexandre Garbell evolved towards abstraction, it retained that special luminosity that reflected his sensual involvement in the pleasures of colour and light.