Alazard was born in Lacalm in the Aveyron. He attended the Lycée and moved to Italy, where he became an authority on the art of the Renaissance.
In 1921 Alazard moved to Algeria where he continued his research into Italian art and began to be interested in Orientalism.
- Michelangelo Sculptures. Tudor Publishing, New York, 1965.
- The Florentine portrait. Schocken Books, New York, 1968.
- Ingres et L'Ingrisme.
- L'Orient et la peinture française.
- "Jean Alazard (1887-1960), directeur du musée des Beaux-Arts d'Alger | cdha.fr". cdha.fr. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
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