French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 1849, in Orléans; died 1930.
Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, writer, musician. Landscapes.
Paul Besnard, the son of a magistrate, followed his father's example and became an examining magistrate in Romorantin. Being interested in painting, he asked his neighbour Henri Chouppe to teach him how to paint watercolours. One year after he first sent work to the Salon de Paris in ...