With a background in art, Albert-Birrot worked as a restorer, mainly on commission for Madame Lelong in Paris. His career as a poet and dramatist started in 1913. Only three years later he became editor for the art magazine SIC (Sounds, Ideas, Colours). In 1917 he published his first collection of poems, as well as staged Les mamelles de Tirésias by Apollinaire. In the following years he wrote several plays and founded in 1929 Le Plateau theatre, where he directed his Pièces-Études.