Dyf was born in Paris in 1899. He started his studies in science, but later became interested in painting and entered the Laurens Studio.
He was greatly influenced by the work of Renoir and Van Gogh, and developed a personal style within the Impressionist School of Painting.
Dyf exhibited at the Galerie Petrides, the Salon des Artistes Francais, Salon d’ Automne, and the Salon des Tuilleries in Paris. He also exhibited at the Carnegie Institute in 1950.
The French Minister of Fine Arts bought several of Dyf’s paintings and commissioned other large canvases for the Museum of Arles, and various town halls and public buildings. His paintings were also acquired by the Commission des Beaux Arts of the City of Paris in 1962. The Carnegie Foundation chose him from among fifty leading French artists for an exhibition and for their permanent collection.
Dyf’s work is in both public and private collections in France, Germany, Algeria, Canada, and the United States.
The artist died in 1985.