Jean Beraud

1849 - 1936

Place Born

St Petersburg, Russia

Place Died



Jean Béraud was born in Russia where his French parents were living at the time, but moved back with them to france to began his studies at the Lycee Bonaparte – ending them abruptly, to take part in the defense of Paris in 1870. When he returned to artistic training, it was at the atelier of Bonnat.

Béraud first exhibited at the Salon in 1873; he was awarded a third-class, and later, second-class medal during his early years exhibiting. The artist won gold medals at both the Universal Exhibition and the Salon of the Artistes Français of 1889. A founding member of the Societé Nationale des Beaux Arts, Béraud exhibited with the group from 1910 to 1929, at one point serving as the body’s Vice-President. He was recognized in 1887 by being named a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur and later received the title of Officier of the order.

Béraud’s works drew on images from modern life for inspiration, though many of his canvases also depicted religious scenes. These canvases especially were seen as bridging a long history of French painting and modern painting, which itself mirrored the difference between old France and Béraud’s contemporary time of change.

Available Art Works

Le Mont-de-Piété (The Pawn Shop) or Chez Ma Tante

Work Available
Historical Period: 1840-1900 Realism to Impressionism
Le Mont-de-Piété (The Pawn Shop) or Chez Ma Tante