Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Jean Béraud (1849 - 1936) - Paris street life in the Belle Epoque

La Modiste sur les Champs Elysées
(The Milliner on the Champs Elysées)

French Impressionist artist Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg in 1849. Upon the death of his father, a sculptor by profession and also called Jean, the family moved to Paris, where Jean fils studied under Léon Bonnat. He began his painting career working in portraits, but at the end of the 1870s, during the period known as the Belle Epoque, he set to work on his series of charming Parisian street scenes, for which he is most remembered today.

Paris Kiosk

Jeune femme traversant le boulevard
(Young Woman crossing the Boulevard)

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