Emilienne Farny was born in Neuchâtel in 1938 and spent her childhood there. From 1956 to 1960 she studied painting at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. In the early 1960s, she went to Paris where she discovered the Pop Art movement – Edward Hopper and David Hockney were particularly important to her. In 1972 she returned to Lausanne where she continued to explore the theme of public space. She displayed her works at numerous exhibitions. She took part in the group exhibition “Swiss Pop” at the Kunstmuseum Thun in 2006. She died in Lausanne in 2014.