Jules Rene HervÉ
Les joueurs de boules
Jardin des Tuileries
About the Artist
Hervé was born in 1887 in Langres, a town in eastern France. His father was a seminarian. His uncle, Jules Alfred Hervé, was an art teacher. Initially, Jules Ren Hervé studied drawing and painting at the Collge Diderot in Langres . In 1908 he moved to Paris, where he continued his studies at the cole nationale suprieure des arts dcoratifs with Fernand Cormon and Jules Adler In 1910 Hervé exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Franais, the Socit des Artistes Franais. Subsequently he became one of the most important members of this group. . In 1914 he received a first silver medal from the Association des Artistes Franais. Hervé earned a teaching diploma and between the years 1911 to 1943, he instructed several generations of young artists 1911 to 1943 he taught painting. Hervé’s participation in the First World War interrupted his painting and teaching careers. In 1924 he received a scholarship from the French government and traveled to Europe. In 1925 he received the mdaille d’or des artistes franais in 1925 and the medaille d’or at the at the world exhibition Paris 1937. The Salon des Artistes Franais elected him vice president. Ultimately Hervé withdrew from public life, as his impressionist paintings were no longer in keeping with the schools of modern contemporary painting.
J.R. Hervé painted country life and characters at their daily tasks, as well as Parisian cafes and street scenes . He scenes are imbued with an artistic sensitivity achieved by incredible strokes of light and color. Hervé’s Paris is indeed the “City of Lights” presented with affection and charm. Each of his works is imbued with a marvelous harmony of color and light. Hervs 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.