Born in Montreal in 1940, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Ravary was active in theatre. Journalism and worked for the CBC. He began painting in 1967 selecting a wide variety of subjects, sometimes painting scenes to collectors’ specific wishes. In 1969 he established the Galerie d’Art Populaire making available paintings that were within financial reach and tastes of ordinary people. In 1980 Ravary was living in the Joliette region and has become known for his regional landscapes including scenes of the sugar bush, woodlands, village and town vistas in varying moods and seasons. He also completed commissions to paint copies of well-known international paintings. Ravary sometime painted under the pseudonym Ravy.