Gaston Roullet was born the 17th of November 1847 in Ars, Charente-Maritime, France. He studied under Jules Noël. He began exhibiting at the Salon de Paris in 1874 and then became an official painter of the marine.
He died in 1925 in Paris.
Gaston Roullet was a painter of landscapes and seascapes. He painted scenes of Africa, Oceania, Indochina and Canada as a correspondent at the Monde illustré, as well as many sites on the coasts of Brittany and Normandy.
He was a draughtsman and an illustrator.
He was made chevalier de la légion d’honneur in 1895.
Source: E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, Paris, 1999, p. 24.