Emile Vernon was born in Blois, France in 1872. He was a painter of portraits, figures, still lifes, landscapes, flowers and fruits. He lived in both Paris and London. His most sought after paintings are those of beautiful women and children. He was initially a student at the School of Fine Arts in Tours where he won the first prize for design. He later moved to Paris to study with the famed master teachers and artists, Bouguereau and Auguste Trupheme.
In 1898, he participated at The Exposition of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts in Paris and during the same year exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Francais. He exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1898 to 1913. He presented his paintings which were portraits, landscapes bouquets and feminine figures which became his specialty. Vernon also received numerous commissions for decorative murals as well as painting for the theater of Chatellerault in 1898. He also created paintings for the Nevers Theater. In 1904, he exhibited at The Royal Academy in London. Emile Vernon died in 1920 at the young age of 48.