Born in Melun, France in 1870, aged 18 in 1888 Georges d’Espagnat entered the School of Decorative Arts and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris . With a strong and very independent character, he prefers to work alone making copies of paintings including works in the Musée du Louvre.

A talented illustrator and engraver, he contributed to numerous illustrated periodicals such as Le Courrier français (1895-1896), La Critique and Le Rire (1899-1912). He is also the producer of many original lithographs. Practising woodcut he uses the penknife exhibiting his talent as an expressionist. He gave several woodcuts to L’Ymagier edited by Remy de Gourmont, of which he illustrated the Sixtine novel (1922).

He is the father of the French physicist Bernard d’Espagnat (1921-2015) and cousin of Christian d’Espic .

Georges d’Espagnat died in Paris, France in 1950.