Henri Biva was a French painter known for his natural landscape and still life paintings. They featured carefully detailed and richly textured surfaces and are characterized by intricate brushstrokes, a pure palette and warm natural light.

His landscapes often focused on the shape and color of small plants beside streams or the smooth surfaces of tree trunks, while his still lifes took on an almost disembodied appearance with flowers contrasting against undefined backgrounds and lit from within. The central theme of Henri’s work focused on the French countryside before industrialization with very little, if any, evidence of human activity.