Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971), son of Édouard Sandoz, founder of the chemical and then pharmaceutical company Sandoz, was a sculptor who expressed himself through bronze, ceramics and the direct carving of stone. Born in Basel, trained in Switzerland, Edouard Marcel Sandoz worked mainly in Paris where he settled in 1908. He studied there at the École des Beaux-Arts with Antonin Mercié and Jean-Antoine Injalbert.

Sandoz's motto: "In art, you have to love everything, nature, science, your neighbour..." His freedom of expression was based on the mastery of classic techniques, knowledge of materials, the daily search for new tools , the opening of new areas, the study and in-depth knowledge of its models. He works with various materials, marble, bronze, ceramics. The dominant animal aspect of Sandoz's sculpted work led him to give life to the Société Française des Animaliers in 1933. His commitment to the service of his fellow artists led him to preside over the Baron Taylor Association for more than thirty years, to found L'Œuvre des Enfants d'Artistes and to participate in the creation of the Cité des Arts in Paris. His talent and his merits earned him in France to be elected Member of the Academy of Fine Arts, and decorated with the rank of Commander in the orders of the Legion of Honor and Arts and Letters.