Artist's Biography & Works For Sale


Jules René Hervé was born on the 14th April 1887 at Langres in eastern France. He was a pupil at l’Ecole des Fréres. He then enrolled at l’Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, before completing his education at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

His works were described as ‘jewels’ of French scenery at the Salon des Artistes Francais, where he exhibited throughout his career.

Hervé painted figures, landscapes and portraits of daily country themes and Parisian life but it is his depictions of parks and ornamental gardens - often including children and fountains - which he is most famous for. His style of painting reflects the purest tradition of French Art. However, whilst his paintings are reminiscent of the earlier impressionist movement, Hervé uses short brushstrokes to render his paintings, focusing on the harmony of light and colour. He is renowned for his complete mastery in the science of this form.

He is also celebrated for putting all his heart into his work, interpreting scenes with an evident sensibility. Through Hervé’s eyes Paris is a city of poetry, the ‘City of Lights’, capturing a sentimental life, with feeling and character. With his country themes as well, he captures a romantic and poetic view of characters in daily tasks.

His paintings can be viewed at museums in his hometown of Langres, Dijon, St Etienne, Casablanca and Chicago.

We also wish to buy paintings by Jules Rene Herve, so if you have one for sale please contact us for a free appraisal.