Yves Ganne was born in 1931 in Angers, France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Nantes and later with Fernand Léger in Paris. In 1950, he received critical notice at the exhibition of the Prix de la Jeune Peinture, the same year, he was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Menton. In 1954, he had his first Paris exhibition at Drouant-David Gallery, and later exhibited at Tooth and Son's Gallery in London. His works were acquired by the French Government, City of Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.