The Benner brothers were first designers at Mulhouse mills and factories. By 30 years of age, he was able to study art with Léon Bonnat, Eck and Jean-Jacques Henner and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1868. In 1881 he won his first medal there for this painting Le Repos.
He also painted in the Isle of Capri, which was an artist colony at that time, its residents included Frederic Leighton, Walter McLaren, John Singer Sargent, Edouard Alexandre Sain, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson.
- A house in Capri, 1881, Fine Arts Museum, Pau
- Briseis weeping over the body of Patroclus, 1878, château-musée, Nemours
- Ecstasy, c. 1896, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
- Girl in Capri, 1906, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
- Hollyhocks, Musée d'art et d'archéologie, Senlis
- Les Pêcheurs, Musée d'art moderne André Malraux, Le Havre
- Portrait of Jean-Jacques Henner, 1899, Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse
- Portrait of Emmanuel Benner, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
- Salomé, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
- To France, always, Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse
Study of Flowers, oil on canvas, Laing Art Gallery
- John Denison Champlin; Charles Callahan Perkins. Cyclopedia of painters and paintings. C. Scribner's sons; 1913. p. 139.
- Jean Benner biography. Rehs Galleries. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Famous Pictures Reproduced from Renowned Paintings by the World's Greatest Artists, Selected from the Best and Most Noted Art Galleries of France, England, Italy, the United States and Many Other Countries. Stanton and Van Vliet Company; 1917. p. 36.
- Famous Pictures Reproduced from Renowned Paintings by the World's Greatest Artists, Selected from the Best and Most Noted Art Galleries of France, England, Italy, the United States and Many Other Countries. Stanton and Van Vliet Company; 1917. p. 106, 108.
- Sophie Anderson. Falmouth Art Gallery. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Base Joconde Portrait de Jean-Jacques Henner