Born in Toulouse, he studied at l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts). In addition to his training as a sculptor, he was equally trained as a painter and caricaturist.
Guiraud-Riviere exposed in the salons of the French artists beginning in 1907, and received Honorable Mention in 1914, just as did Chiparus, Colinet and Tiffany that same year. He also exposed several sculptures at l’Exposition universelle de Paris (The Universal Exposition of Paris) in 1937, and participated in several international expositions.
Certain of his compositions were done in ceramics, but most were executed in bronze, notably by Edmond Etling and Les Neveux (the nephews) of Jacques Lehmann.
Cf. V. ARWAS, Art Deco Sculpture, Academy éditions, London, 1992, p.237.