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Paul Ranson

Born: Limoges, 29 March 1864
Died: Paris, 20 February 1909
Nationality: French

son of a Limoges politician


Ecoles des Arts Décoratifs in Limoges; Académie Julian (1886-88, Paris)


1888 – meets Paul Sérusier at Académie Julian

1890 - co-founder of the Nabis; the Nabis met regularly in Ranson’s apartment

1908 – opens Académie Ranson as a Nabis school with his wife, France. Maurice Denis and Sérusier teach there 

Important Artworks: 

Nabi Landscape, 1890 (private collection)

Spring, 1896 (tapestry, Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

The Bath, 1906 (Musée d'Orsay)


See also Paul Sérusier, Portrait of Paul Ranson as a Nabi, 1890 (Musée d'Orsay)