Edouard-Marcel Sandoz was born in Basel in 1881. He studied at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris. A figurative and animalist sculptor who created works in bronze, stone and ceramic, he also drew and painted watercolours of flowers and landscapes. His style is imbued with the art nouveau and art deco styles. In 1993, he founded the Société française des artistes animaliers. He died in Lausanne in 1971.