Louis Adolphe Hervier

Dieppe – The Artists – Hervier, Louis Adolphe

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Dieppe. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Louis Hervier
Louis Hervier

Movement(s): Impressionism, Romanticism

Adolphe Hervier, in full: Louis-Henri-Victor-Jules-François-Adolphe Hervier (1818 – 1879) was a French painter and engraver, known for his rural genre scenes. Over his lifetime, his style changed from a strict Romanticism to an early type of Impressionism.

He was the son of a painter but had a difficult life in the beginning making it as a living. In addition to his numerous oil and watercolor paintings, he produced engravings by etching, aquatint and lithography.

Despite being Parisian, his favorite painting locations were in Normandy; including Honfleur, Le Havre, Rouen and Granville. Camille Corot helped promote his work, but he made little money and was employed painting landscape backgrounds for more prestigious artists.

Click here to read Hervier’s full bio on Wikipedia.

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1847 - Louis Adolphe Hervier - Boat at Dieppe
1847 – Louis Adolphe Hervier – Boat at Dieppe
1847 - Louis Adolphe Hervier - Houses in Dieppe
1847 – Louis Adolphe Hervier – Houses in Dieppe
1856 - Louis Adolphe Hervier - Dieppe, Boat beached in front of the old port
1856 – Louis Adolphe Hervier – Dieppe, Boat beached in front of the old port

Hervier painted several other places in Normandy and a few others in France ( a link “” to his works will appear below when published):

Dieppe in Normandy was a popular place for artists to come and apply their art. Here is a list, non exhaustive, of the artists that painted in Dieppe.

A link (“⇠”) to the artist’s works will appear when published (a “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Dieppe, instead worked in nearby villages):

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