Félix Agostini was born in Paris in 1910. He was gifted at drawing from childhood, and at the age of twenty-four was hired by a printer as a commercial artist and retoucher. A few years later, he opened a shop and created his first models of wrought-iron, ceramic, and bronze lamps. He eventually worked with Diego Giacometti. In 1955, he began sculpting his lamp models in plaster for later casting in bronze. For many years, he personally exhibited his works each summer at the Cusin gallery in Mougins and built up a large clientele there. He passed away in 1980.