Jean Béraud is a French painter, born (of French parents) on January 12, 1849 in Saint Petersburg and died in Paris on October 4, 1935,.
After the death of his sculptor father in 1853, he accompanied his mother Geneviève Eugénie Jacquin and his 3 brothers during their trip to Paris.
He followed his artistic studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and began at the Salon in 1872.
Jean Béraud becomes one of the main painters of Parisian life during the « Belle Epoque ». He painted scenes of daily life in the streets of Paris, the life of the bourgeoisie, the small trades, the atmosphere of cafes, and social themes. He also painted a lot of portraits.
In 1887, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, then was promoted to officer of the same order in 1894.
Title photo: « Boulevard Poissonnière in autumn » – 1885 ( (Photo author: Gandalf’s Gallery . Source: flickr )