A pupil of Giovanni Fattori at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Valmore Gemignani was a sculptor but also a painter and ceramist. From 1906 to 1915 he was active in Berlin for the Imperial Factory Rosenthal from 1915 to 1920 and moved to South America where he performed important public works. Back in Italy he exhibited in major exhibitions, from Venice to Florence, achieving some success.
In the Gallery of Modern Art in Novara is preserved a female nude in terracotta, dating back to 1922/1925, similar to the work presented here. His other works are preserved at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and at the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan.
References: A.Panzetta, New Dictionary Italian Sculptors username nineteenth and early twentieth century, Turin, 2003, under the entry.