Becmeur, Jean (1890-1952)

Becmeur, Jean (1890-1952)

French artist Jean Becmeur is predominantly known as a painter of portraits, landscapes and figures. He studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Jean Dupas (1882-1964) and became a member of La Société des Artistes Français.

From around the age of twenty, he served in the French military which included service during World War I. He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre for heroism. Following the war, he worked for many years as a drawing teacher in Paris and later became an honorary professor.


Paris Salon (medal winner), Nancy Salon.


Member of La Société des Artistes Français.



Born in Trélazé, Maine-et-Loire, France to Jean Baptiste Becmeur, a city councillor, and Marie Becmeur (nee Maumont).

Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Jean Dupas.


Served for many years in the French military as an engineer.


Served in World War I where he received the Croix de Guerre.
The Croix de Guerre is generally awarded to those who distinguish themselves by heroic acts.


Married Marie Maumont.
Birth of son Jacques Léon André Becmeur who became an architect.


Residing in Cahors, Midi-Pyrenees, France.


Residing in Malzeville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France.

Worked as a drawing teacher at Le Lycée Henri-IV in Paris where he later became an honorary professor.


Awarded a medal at the Paris Salon.


Died in Paris, France.

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