Gabriel Dauchot was born in 1927 in Livry-Gargan near Paris. Encouraged by an architect father, he began painting at the age of 14 and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris in 1942. In 1944, he was admitted to Salon d'Automne, the following year, his first solo show took place at the Galerie Granoff. Another one-man exhibition was held in 1947 at the Galerie Cardo. In 1951, Dauchot received the Prix de la Société des collectionneurs et amateurs d’art.
Called “the Painter of Human Comedy”, Dauchot produced paintings that epitomized the society, depicting ordinary people, such as servant and musician, city life including theater and bar, or countryside scenes such as beach and village. As one of the members of the Ecole de Paris in the first half the 20th century, Dauchot utilized impressionist technique, using free brushed colors to capture the light and shade of daily life. By adding cold grey, blue or green tones to the blurred background, Dauchot successfully created a unique atmosphere to the pictorial world that he constructed. His works are included in the Musée d’art moderne de Paris and several private collections.