Jules Rene Herv

 

 

Works

Vue de Pont Neuf

Vue de Pont Neuf
Les joueurs de boules

Les joueurs de boules
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

Herv was born in 1887 in Langres, a town in eastern France. His father was a seminarian. His uncle, Jules Alfred Herv, was an art teacher. Initially, Jules Ren Herv 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 Herv 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. Herv earned a teaching diploma and between the years 1911 to 1943, he instructed several generations of young artists 1911 to 1943 he taught painting. Herv’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 mdaille d’or at the at the world exhibition Paris 1937. The Salon des Artistes Franais elected him vice president. Ultimately Herv withdrew from public life, as his impressionist paintings were no longer in keeping with the schools of modern contemporary painting.

 

J.R. Herv painted country life and characters at their daily tasks, as well as Parisian cafs and street scenes . He scenes are imbued with an artistic sensitivity achieved by incredible strokes of light and color. Hervs 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.