René Bull was an Irish artist, born in Dublin. He began his career as an artist after meeting Caran d'Ache in Paris. He became a productive war artist at the staff of the Black and White news magazine. Bull was influenced in oriental art, as can be seen in his book illustrations for 'The Arabian Nights' and 'The Rubdiyait of Omar Khayydm'. Around 1895, his work was also printed in Belgium in Le National Illustré.