Jean Raoux was born on 12 June 1677, in Montpellier, France. He first studied under Antoine Ranc (1634-1716), in Montpellier. Raoux continued his studies under L. de Boullongne, in Paris. In 1701, Raoux painted Ariadne on Naxos. In 1704, he won the Prix de Rome, with David Slaying Goliath. He fulfilled his education at the Academie de France, in Rome. From 1707 to 1709, he was in Venice. In 1717, Raoux joined the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris, on the same day as Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). In 1727, he painted Vestal Virgins. In 1728, Modern Virgins. Jean Raoux died on 10 February 1734, in Paris, France.