Bernard Gilmant was born in 1946 in Neufvilles, small rural village of Belgium.
Never he left his country, working in Brussels in communication and advertising area.
In 1990, he fiddled by accident with a lump of clay which issued a little woman. This was a eye-opener. Since, he never stopped to work this raw material, creating without reservation a little fascinating people. At this curious tribe, Bernard Gilmant added dogs with sparkling eyes. Like their author, sometimes amused, they glance over a strange world.
Many public and private collectors have manifested great interest in Bernard Gilmant's work. His sculptures are in Belgium , Germany , France , Monaco , Switzerland, Turkey…
Mentioned in "Dictionnaire des Artistes Plasticiens de Belgique des XIXe et XXe siècles" Volume III. Ed. Art in Belgium, Lasne