Born in 1911, Emile Gilioli trained at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice with Marie Raymond. In 1947, he exhibited at the Pavillon des Réalités nouvelles in Paris. His friend Andry Farcy introduces him to cubism. From 1954, he participated in numerous group exhibitions. In 1971, he collaborated with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres for whom he created four sets for plates in limited edition. Emile Gilioli is a representative of abstract French sculpture. Its production is characterized by a great simplicity where form and matter are conditioned. His inspirations range from ancient Greece to ancient Egypt to cubism.