Jean-Andre Rixens (Saint-Gaudens 1846 – Paris 1924) began his studies at the Toulouse School of Fine Arts and in 1846 went on to study in Paris, where he was a pupil of Gerome. The artist focused on portraiture, historical and mythological scenes, while in the late 19th century, and even more so in the 20th, he was influenced by impressionism and pursued landscape painting.