Louis François Biloul was born in Paris in 1874. He was a student
of Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant.
Biloul exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1900
until 1938. He was the recipient of the Prix de Rome in 1901. He won
many medals over the years and was awarded Chevalier de la Légion
d’Honneur in 1926. He was a member of the jury of the Société
des Artistes Français.
Biloul painted primarily nudes. He used rich tones and a style that
shows an academic discipline but his models were decidedly modern. His
paintings were often large formats, which exhibited certain decadence.
This style and subject were widely popular in the Paris Salons. Some
critics called it “Boudoir Art”, but the galleries exhibited
these very French nudes to the delight of collectors then and now.