Jules-Alfred Hervé-Mathé attribué à ( - )

Born in Mayenne, he spent his early years in Langres, his mother's homeland. Gifted for drawing, he took his first courses at the municipal school of Langres. He then attended the Parisian workshops of J.P. Laurens, Benjamin Constant, Baschet and Albert Maignan. In the 1890s, he founded the École spéciale d'art décoratif in Épinal, then in 1899 returned to his native Le Mans and created the École d'art appliqué which he directed for 35 years. He is a great figure of Le Mans, but also of Brittany, especially the Côtes-d'Armor and Finistère, which he painted all his life through numerous scenes of ports and markets.

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