Jean Béraud (1849 1935) was a Russian born French painter.

He returned to Paris after the death of his father and he studied at the École des Beaux Arts under Léon Bonnat.

His paintings included scenes of late 19th century life in Paris and especially the nightlife of the society during the period called “Belle Epoque”. He incorporated realism and satire providing a bridge to the oncoming generation of Impressionist painters and he also painted religious subjects in a contemporary setting.

He was close friends with Manet, Degas and Renoir.