Emanuel Kodet graduated from the School of Ceramics in Bechyně and then studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague. He was a student of Stanislav Sucharda from 1901 to 1908. He completed his studies with the sculpture just offered, Your love, wife, is crushing. The statue made of Slivenec marble represents a young man burdened with unprocessed material with a hint of a girl's face - a demon. It was this sculpture which gained him public attention and drew attention to his artistic skills. The main theme that Kodet dealt with was the female figure, especially in the form of an act. He also photographed his models and these photos are a popular topic of exhibitions. His significant realizations include, for example, the decoration of the Länderbank palace in Vienna, Žižka's mound near Sudoměř, a credit bank in Lvov and a number of tombstones (eg Psýché).