Henri Berté was born in Cap D’Antibes, French Riviera in 1912. He attended a local painting-school and afterwards moved to Paris, where he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts.
He travelled a lot, stayed in Italy and Holland and developed further in his artistic career. He is painting especially Parisian street-scenes where the force of his pallet meets with colorful Parisian life.
After moving to Southern France, Berté used his French influences to paint captivating scenes of the Mediterranean coastline.
He was also painting scenes of Upper-Italy lakes and flower still-lifes..