Geneviève Daël was born in Paris in 1947, and continues to live and work in Montmartre. She studied Decorative Arts at the Académie Charpentier. After a brief period spent living in London she returned to Paris, where she began to study painting independently, and worked as a model for Dior while developing her artistic practise. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1984 with Francis Kyle, London, with whom she had nine further solo shows, along with many themed group exhibitions.
Her mysterious and atmospheric interior scenes often include meditative female figures viewed in profile or from behind. While depicting the elegant interiors of France and Italy, the lyrical atmosphere of her works shares an affinity with the Northern European traditions of the Dutch Golden Age and Hammershøi.