QUINSAC Paul François
Oil on canvas: 70 x 70 cm / 27.5 x 27.5 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of mythological scenes, allegorical subjects and figures, portraits and landscapes. Orientalist.
Paul Quinsac studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme and first exhibited in Paris at the 1880 Salon. He continued to exhibit at the Salon, which became the Salon des Artistes Français. In 1884 he received a commendation and in 1887 he became a member. In 1889 he was awarded a third class medal at the Exposition Universelle and a travel scholarship. He lived in Montmartre. Later on he became a professor at the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts. In 1903 he was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
The Fine Arts Museum of Bordeaux conserves his “Portrait of Mrs Seigne”.
Bordeaux 1858 - Paris 1932
Bordeaux - Marseille
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 512, illustration p. 454.