Paul-Marc-Joseph Chenavard (9 December 1808 – 1895, Paris) was a French painter.
Entering the École des beaux-arts en 1825, he studied in the studio of Ingres alongside his friend Joseph Guichard, then in the studios of Hersent and Delacroix.
Under the influence of German philosophy and painting, he considered art's aim had to be humanitarian and civilising. He was buried in the new Cimetière de Loyasse at Lyon.
- ^ After Joseph C. Sloane, "Paul Chenavard", The Art Bulletin, vol 33, n° 4, December 1951, p. 240-258, which notes p. 241, which notes that some sources have him born in 1807.