Jules René Hervé
Jules René Hervé (French, 1887–1981) was an Academic painter, born in Langres. Known for his paintings of cityscapes and landscapes, Hervé painted in an impressionistic style that captured the shimmering texture of the city and the softer light of the countryside. Hervé arrived in Paris in 1908 and continued his studies at the School of Decorative Arts having his first-time exhibition at the Salon des Artistes français in 1910. Hervé was also trained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Decoratifs of Paris and studied with Fernand Cormon (French 1845–1924) and Jules Adler (French, 1865-1952). From 1911 to 1943, he teaches painting with many generations of artists. Hervé was awarded multiple honors during his lifetime, he received a silver medal in 1914 from the association of the French artists, including a gold medal by the association of the French artists in 1925 and a gold medal for the World Fair of 1937.
His paintings are in collections in Pads, Langares, Saint-Etienne, Annecy and Tourcoing France; and also in institutions like the Chicago Art Institute, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Langres, Musée du Petit Palais in Paris, Casablanca Marocco, Dijon, Tourcoing, Musée des beaux-arts de Tourcoing, Musée des beaux-arts de Saint-Étienne, Musée des beaux-arts d'Annecy and the Dahesh Museum in New York City.
An exceptional impressionistic depiction of the Path by Notre Dame in Paris by Jules René Hervé on a fall day with the busy activities of school children walking and of figures seated on a bench. Hervé is known as a painter of the scenes of the Parisian life. The Paris captured on Hervé's canvas is the city of poetry, the “City of Lights”. By looking at each brushstroke, is like seeing through Herve's eyes this city of poetry in a mesmerizing impressionist manner. Signed lower left and on verso, comes displayed in an elegant wood carved frame.