Jean Jules Andrieu was born in 1816 in Montaigu-de-Quercy in the Tarn. The son of a farmer, he began his activity as a photographer in 1860; in 1876, he sold his fund to Adolphe Block.
During his activity Jean Andrieu made several stereoscopic voyages: Pyrenees (1862-1863), Cities and SeaPorts (1862-1863), Maritime Alps (1863), Italy (1863), Sicily (1865), Spain (1868), Pyrenees (1868), Palestine, Syria and Egypt (1869).
In 1868, he published a catalogue of his stereoscopic photographs taken in the Pyrenees, Italy, Sicily, cities and seaports, Switzerland and Spain. The following year, his catalogue was devoted to the views he had made in Palestine, Syria and Egypt.
ANDRIEU, Jean. Catalogue of stereoscopic views of the Pyrenees, southern and northern Italy including Sicily, and the cities and seaports of the Ocean and the Mediterranean, Switzerland, new collection of the Espagne. Paris: A. Chaix et Cie., 1868.
ANDRIEU, Jean. Historical and descriptive catalogue of stereoscopic views of Palestine (Holy Land), Syria and Egypt. Paris: A. Chaix et Cie., 1869.
BOISJOLY, François. Directory of Parisian photographers of the nineteenth century. Paris: Les éditions de l'amateur, 2009, 23.
PELLERIN, Denis.Stereoscopic photography under the Second Empire. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1995, p. 103.
VOIGNIER, Jean-Marie. Directory of photographers of France in the nineteenth century.Chevilly-Larue : Le Pont de pierre, 1993, p. 12.