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Jean Beraud
1849 - 1935

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Beraud was born in St Petersburg Russia, moving to Paris after his father's death. A Law Degree, service in the Franco-Prussian War, and after the was becoming a portrait artist. Later he began painting scenes from Paris, became a founding member of the Salon of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts exhibiting at their annual Salons from 1890 until 1929. In 1887 he received the Legion d'honneur and a gold medal at the Paris Fair of 1889. After his death, in 1936 the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts honored his work with a retrospective exhibition
"A Party" - Une Soiree, of 1878 was exhibited as no.178 in the 1878 Salon at the Palais des Champ Elysees and has just been to Melbourne Australia with the Impressionists Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay Exhibition. This picture was the most popular postcard sold at the National Gallery of Victoria shop during the exhibition!

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