The Art of
French artist Jean Beraud was born on January 12, 1848 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where his father was employed as a sculptor on many important pieces in the Russian capital.
When his father died unexpectedly in Russia, his mother moved the family back to Paris.
Jean Beraud was famous for his paintings of daily Parisian life and the dazzling nightlife of Parisian society.
He also painted religious figures, but put them in contemporary situations, which were deemed irreverent by the art critics of his time.
So he went back to painting scenes of everyday life in Paris with Parisian citizens.
His work was well received in the Paris and worldwide because of the beautifully depicted vignettes of French life in the capital city.
Jean Beraud died on October 4, 1935 in Paris at the age of 87. He is buried in Montparnasse Cemetery.