Maurice Empi was born in St-Étienne, France on the 31st January 1933. Empi studied under French artist Gen Paul (1895-1975). In 1949 Empi enrolled in the ‘Ecole Technique Supérieur de Art et Publicité’ in Montparnasse, Paris.
Empi held a number of successful exhibitions in Paris (1953), Stockholm (1955), London (1959) and Tokyo (1971). In 1995 Empi held a solo exhibition at Galerie 26 Paris. Empi’s favourite subjects are major horse racing events such as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe held at Longchamp Paris. Further subjects include views of Paris and Venice, sailing regattas and French cafés. Empi’s works have been sold through a number of fine art galleries and are held in private collections around the world.