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Oil on canvas: 63.5 x 81.5 cm / 25 x 32.1 in
Painter of portraits, genre scenes and landscapes.
Jules Bernard was admitted to the ‘Ecole des Beaux-Arts’ in 1873 as a pupil of Isidore Pils and Ernest Hébert. He made his Salon debut in 1875 and exhibited regularly in Paris. His works were included in the Grenoble Museum’s 1982 exhibition: “The Nature School in the Dauphiné in the 19th Century”. During the 20th century, his work featured in a number of themed exhibitions. Bernard’s delicate landscapes and diligent portraits were the object of his own severe self-criticism before he consented to show them in public.
Grenoble 1849 - 1917
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 2, p. 270.