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Jules René Hervé (1887-1981) is a French impressionist painter. He is best known for his paintings depicting scenes of Parisian life bathed in light.

Born in 1887 in Langres, Jules René Hervé began his artistic studies in an evening school in his hometown. For as long as he can remember, Jules René Hervé has always wanted to become a talented artist in order to be able to express through color the beauty of everything he sees.

In Paris, he continued his artistic studies at the School of Decorative Arts then at the School of Fine Arts. He exhibited his works for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1910. He was one of the most important members of this group. From 1911 to 1943, he taught painting to several generations of young artists. In 1914, he received a first silver medal from the Association of French Artists.

He is the very type of artist who works alone, indifferent to fashions and external trends. He continues to deepen the technical secrets of his art, and after 50 years of artistic experience, he manages to perfectly master the science of this art which absorbs him.

Jules René Hervé was both a painter of everyday life: his paintings represent characters going about their daily activities, and a painter of Parisian scenes. He performs his scenes with great sensitivity, putting all his heart into his work. All his artistic sensitivity was ensured by incredible strokes of light and color. Paris seen by Hervé was a poetic city, full of light. However, he did not paint an ideal Paris but the real city. His private life, his feelings and his character also influence his painting.

Not only was Hervé a painter of great talent, but he represented the purest tradition of French art. He painted like the great impressionists of yesteryear and played with his colors like a musician on his musical instrument. In each of his works, he achieves a marvelous harmony of colors and light. His paintings are today kept in numerous museums in France, at the Petit Palais in Paris, Langres, Dijon, Saint-Etienne, Tourcoing, Annecy and abroad, at the Chicago Museum and in Casablanca.

His paintings are today sought after by many amateurs in France and abroad where he met with great success during his lifetime. Everyone is seduced by his light and his colors as well as his charming Parisian scenes.