Jacques-Joseph Tissot was conceived in 1836, in Nantes in a seaport on the French coast. For a mind-blowing duration, Tissot held a partiality and interest with everything nautical, and his checked capacity to precisely paint fixing and shipboard scene paintings probably originate from his childhood. Tissot was the child of an extremely prosperous, fruitful businessperson, who was an ardent Roman Catholic. Obviously the youthful Tissot was sent away to a life experience school run by Jesuits. Tissot senior appears to have been apathetic about the possibility of his child turning into an artist, however, in the long run, he acknowledged the certainty of his child's artistic demands framing the premise of his profession.
In 1856 Tissot went to Paris to prepare as a painter. Here, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the youthful Tissot met the youthful James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), one of the most celebrated and surprising figures in nineteenth-century art. At about this time Tissot likewise met and turned into a companion of Degas (1834-1917) the Impressionist painter. Like Alma-Tadema and Edward Burne-Jones, Tissot changed his name as of now to cause to notice himself. For his situation, he anglicized his Christian name to James. Tissot had completely acquired the astute business senses of his dad, and again like Alma-Tadema and Millais was a painter-business visionary. During the 1860s the painter became something of a voyager, visiting Italy, and in 1862 London. In 1864 Tissot showed his oil paintings at the Royal Academy just because, recommending that he understood the capability of London as a wellspring of rich supporters. Tissot started to focus on contemporary scene paintings right now. In 1869 he delivered exaggerations for Vanity Fair magazine, where "Spy" had been the praised maker of this kind of work for a long time. Tissot delivered a splendid personification of the exquisite, refined Frederic Leighton at a night gathering.
In 1870 the Franco-Prussian war broke out. Following the annihilation of France and the control of Paris, Tissot initially waited in the capital. In 1871, be that as it may, Tissot fled to England where he had an extensive number of contacts. Tissot was at first the visitor of the Editor of Vanity Fair, with whom he had gotten neighborly, and who appears to have opened entryways for him both socially and expertly. Tissot, dedicated and smart, immediately got fruitful in London, where his oil paintings of get-togethers and his discussion pieces quickly got well known. These paintings look flawlessly painted, and an intriguing record of public activity at the time, however, were dubious. This was when industrially effective individuals were overwhelming the landed nobility in riches, and, as supporters of the arts. This circumstance was not to the loving of everyone, and in certain quarters Tissot paintings were viewed as delineations of the nouveau-riche. Ruskin was a particularly serious pundit, portraying the Tissot paintings as "minor painted photos of foul society." In 1873, the painter purchased the house in St John's Wood where he was to live for the remainder of his time in London, and he himself started to turn into a huge figure socially. Tissot's accomplishment in London was respected with envy by Degas and different painters of his hover in Paris.