Paul-Albert Girard

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Paul-Albert Girard
Born 1839
Died 1920
Nationality French
Education École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Known for Painter
Movement Orientalist
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

Paul-Albert Girard (1839–1920[1]) was a French painter. Although he painted portraits and landscapes, he is best known as an Orientalist painter of North African scenes.[2]

Life and career[edit]

The son of painter Pierre Girard, Albert studied at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1857 under Jean Joseph Bellel.[2]

His work was exhibited at the Salon from 1859 to 1913, at the Dijon Salon from 1887 to 1910, and at the Salon des peintres orientalistes.[2] He won the Prix de Rome in 1861 for the category 'paysage historique' (Historic landscapes) for his painting entitled, The Procession of Silenus. [3]

His oil painting Ritual Slaying of Cockerels (pictured) is in the collection of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.[1]

Girard was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1895.[2]



  1. ^ a b 2 paintings by or after Paul-Albert Girard, Art UK. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Saur, K G (2007). Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon. p. 160. ISBN 978-3598239113.
  3. ^ French website; House, J., Impressions of France: Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Their Rivals, Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, p. 21

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