Raymond Wintz was born in Paris in 1884. He was a student at the École Français, and studied under Jules Adler and G. Ferrier. Wintz enjoys a reputation as one of the finest artists working in France at this time, and has gained a firm appreciation by critics and collectors as a leading painter of landscapes, sea and harbour scenes. His inspiration was the picturesque harbours dotted along the Brittany coastline, which he often portrayed through an open cottage door or window.
1910 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, and went on to receive accolades of the highest merit, including: President of the Paris Salon; President of the Society of French Landscape Artists; Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour; and President of the Jury of the Salon. In 1922 he received the Paris Salon’s silver medal, and two years later he was awarded the gold medal. That same year he was elected officer of the Academy, and awarded the Corot Prize, and in 1934 he became Professor at the Academy Julian. Wintz exhibited widely and his work is housed in numerous prestigious museum collections in France and elsewhere.