Jules René Hervé was born at Langres in France in 1887. He began his studies at the school of Decorative Arts and the Fine Art School.
He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais for the first time in 1910 and 1914 he won the Medaillie d’Argent (silver medal) for the same society.
He joined the French army for the war but took up painting when he returned in 1920. The French Government awarded him a traveling scholarship in 1924 and in 1925 he won a Gold Medal. In 1937 he won a medal at the International Paris Exhibition. Between 1911 and 1943 he taught other artists and also won the Belle Table Prize and the Leguay Prize.
Jules René Hervés’ work has been purchased by most of the leading museums in France and although he represented the purest tradition of French art and painted with great impressionism, he was completely unaffected by the current fashion of art. Hervés has always sought to master the technical secrets of art and painted with a marvelous harmony of color and light.
Jules René Hervé was elected Vice President of the Salon des Artistes Francais and a member of the Jury of the Society of French artists.