Emile Galle was born in Nancy (Lorraine) on May 4, 1846 in the family of Charles Galle-Reinemer, an entrepreneur who produced art glass and ceramics.
After the death of his father in 1874, Emil took over the family business and started his own workshop. Emile Galle became world-famous for glassware, which was so popular that the glassware of his workshop was called “Galle glass”.
In parallel with the glass factory, the production of ceramics continued to operate. Emil, having received his education in Weimar, underwent a two-year internship both at the glass and faience factories of the family.
In his work, Emile Galle professed the principles of the emerging Art Nouveau style and made a significant personal contribution to the formation of these very principles. All the great artists, poets and people of creative professions of that time experienced a general fascination with Islamic, Chinese, Japanese art. This is evident in many of Halle’s creations. His work in ceramics is not as famous as his glass, but is interesting as one of the facets of his versatile talent.