Born in Langres, France, Jules Herve ‘s reputation is that of an outstanding impressionist plein air painter of rural genre images and Parisian scenes.
In Paris, Jules Herve studied at the School of Decorative Arts and later at the Fine Arts School. In 1910 Herve exhibited at the Salon of French Artists. In 1914 Herve received a silver medal from the Association of French Artists and in 1925 a gold medal. In 1937 Herve was awarded a gold medal at the Paris World Fair.
Herve’s canvases capture the everyday scenes with light, atmosphere and colour, the day to day activities and mood with warmth and charm. His subject matter varied from the country wedding to children, in bright colours, going to and from school, equestrian scenes in the countryside to men playing a leisurely game of petanque and mothers with strollers spending an afternoon in a park.
Petit Palais in Pads
Musee d’art de Langres
Musee Troues Dijon
Musee des beaux-arts de Tourcoing
Musee des beaux-arts de Annecy
Musee d’art de Sainte-Etienne
Musee du Petit Palais, Paris
Chicago Art Institute
Dahesh Museum, New York City