Jules René Hervé (1887-1981)

Born in 1887 in Langres, a town in the eastern part of France, he began his art studies in an evening school of his hometown. He came to Paris where he first continued his studies at the School of Decorative Arts and then at the Fine Arts School. He exhibited his works for the first time at the Salon of French Artists in 1910. From 1911 to 1943 he taught painting to many generations of young artists. In 1914 he received a first silver medal from the association of French Artists. J.R. Hervé is both a painter of daily country themes in which there are characters at their daily tasks, and a painter of Parisian scenes. He interprets his scenes with sensibility, putting all his heart into his work. All his artistic sensitivity is achieved by incredible strokes of light and color. Paris as seen by Hervé is a city of poetry. Not only is Herve a painter of great talent, he represents the purest tradition of French art. His paintings are in numerous museums in France; in the Petit Palais in Pads, at Langres, Troues Dijon, Saint-Etienne, Tourcoing, Annecy and abroad, in Chicago Museum and at Casablanca and in many private collection around the world .

Les Champs-Élysées, Paris