Jules Eugene Pages was a San Francisco born painter who spent the majority of his working career in France. He is most well-known for his landscape and seascape paintings.
His style was Impressionistic and, in his adopted home of France, he enjoyed popularity and a respectable reputation as an accomplished painter in that style. Though he spent most of his time and did most of his work in France, he never lost touch with San Francisco. He is regarded as one of the individuals who brought the Impressionist school to Northern California.
His apprenticeship was that of an engraver, working with his father in their family's shop. Like many of the painters of his era, this early exposure to the art of engraving fostered in him an interest in painting. He was also a teacher, instructing at the Academie Julian in 1902.
Jules Eugene Pages was widely admired and recognized for his abilities within his own lifetime. He received several prestigious awards, including being made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1910. He lived in France until the beginning of World War II, when he went back to San Francisco where he would live out the remaining years of his life.