Jules René HERVE. 1887-1981
original painting on canvas
handsigned at the bottom left and back
Jules René HERVE
French painter born in 1887 and died in 1981.
A student at the Diderot College in Langres, predisposed to drawing, and later to painting, Jules-René Hervé moved to Paris in 1908, where he continued his studies at the School of Decorative Arts. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon of French Artists of 1910.
From 1911 to 1943, he taught painting to many generations of artists. He received a silver medal at the Salon des Artistes French 1914. Engaged during the First World War, he puts his career in parentheses. He traveled to Europe on a grant from the French government in 1924. He was awarded a gold medal at the Salon des artistes français in 1925, and a gold medal at the 1937 World's Fair. elected vice-president of the Salon des artistes français. Then, Hervé retired from public life.
Hervé is a painter of the scenes of the Parisian life. Paris, seen by Hervé, is the city of poetry, the "city of lights" that he painted in the wake of the Impressionists. He also painted many views of his hometown. He was famous for his scenes of religious processions.
His paintings are now preserved in many museums in France, the Petit Palais in Paris, Langres, Dijon, Saint-Etienne, Tourcoing, Annecy and abroad, the Chicago Museum and Casablanca. His paintings are now sought by many fans in France and abroad where he met with great success. All are seduced by its light and colors as well as its Parisian scenes full of charm.