Born in Dijon, the third son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau, Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (1834-1917) trained with his brother Mathurin. He regularly exhibited at the Salon until 1913. His subject matter consists of genre scenes, allegorical figures and romantic subjects. His style was realistic and graceful, and not easily distinguished from the works of other members of the Moreau family in terms of treatment of his subject and material.
Many of his popular subjects were cast in bronze, the titles of which varied between exhibitions.