Paul Elie Ranson
(1864 - 1909)
Paul Elie Ranson was active/lived in France. Paul Ranson is known for color distortion painting, decorative artst.
Portrait of Paul Ranson by Georges Lacombe
Biography Paul Elie Ranson
Ranson was born in Limoges, France. As the son of a successful local politician, he received permission to pursue his artistic dreams and started studying at the Ecoles des Arts Décoratifs in Limoges, but transferred to the more prestigious Académie Julian* in Paris in 1886.
In 1888, at the Académie, he met Paul Sérusier who encouraged him to join his post-impressionist* art group Les Nabis*. From 1890 onwards Ranson hosted meetings for Les Nabis at his home.
Ranson’s work showed a consistent commitment to the decorative arts: like Aristide Maillol he made designs for tapestry, some of which were executed by his wife.
His linear, sinuous style, seen in works such as Woman Standing beside a Balustrade with a Poodle,
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