Pierre Elliot was born in London, November 26, 1914. His mother, Isabel Margaret Impey Elliot, was a follower of Ouspensky, Her sister Winifred was married to J.G. Bennett. In his formative years, in the 1930s, Pierre was a frequent guest of the Ouspensky’s, at Gadsden and at Lyne Place.
By 1944 he was running groups and teaching Movements in London. After Ouspensky’s death in 1947, Pierre made contact with Gurdjieff in Paris.
Speaking fluent French, he was able to assist Gurdjieff on a practical level in many ways.
In 1947-1949, he went to Paris as often as possible. After Gurdjieff’s death, Pierre lived at J.G. Bennett’s estate, Coombe Springs, and led groups and taught Movements classes. In the early 1970’s Pierre assisted Bennett at his school at Sherborne. In 1975 Pierre was appointed the Director of Studies at the school at Claymont WV, originally envisioned by Bennett.
Pierre led the “basic courses” until 1987, after which he moved to a small vineyard in the South of France, Rivauguier, where he continued to teach groups and hold seminars.
He died on January 1st, 2005, In Lewes, in Sussex, England.