Jules Moigniez was born in Senlis, France. He studied with Paul Comolera who influenced his interest in bird sculptures. Most of Moigniezʼs bronze sculptures were cast by his father, who had trained as a metal glider. Moigniez first exhibited his work at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1855. He established a foundry with his father in 1857. Together, they experimented with several new finishes – many of Moigniezʼs bronze sculptures are gilded or silver-plated. He exhibited regularly at the Paris salons until 1892 and also in England at the London International Exhibition of 1862. In 1894, Moigniez committed suicide. After his tragic death his father continued to cast his sonʼs works.