E. Dot was an illustrator, who was mainly present in the French illustrated children's press between the two world wars. He was born Emile-François Dot in Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, as the son of a magistrate and a farmer's daughter. He moved to Bordeaux around 1908 and eventually settled in Paris in the 1920s. He possibly began his career in the local press of Agen, but his first known work is for the Catholic magazine Ma Récreation from Paris in the first half of the 1910s.
He was a regular artist with the publishing house Le Petit Echo de la Mode (Lisette, Almanach de Lisette, Pierrot, Guignol, collection Printemps, etc.) and Les Éditions Mame from 1930. In the 1930s, his signature appeared in Pierrot, Journal des Garçons, for which he drew among others 'Les Loups Prisonniers' and illustrations for text stories. In the 1950s, his illustrations appeared in Le Croisé magazine. E. Dot moved to Soustons, Landes, after World War II, where he spent the rest of his years painting. He passed away in 1965, at the age of 91.