Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection).
Three women in dresses and hats. Man with orange hair and mustache on right. Black text and dark grey background. Adhered to thick paper.
Paul Ranson was born in Limoges, France and studied art at l'Ã‰cole des Arts DÃ©coratifs, and later at l'AcadÃ©mie Julian in 1886. As a result of his studies at Julian, he became an integral member of the Nabis group of artists, being the initiate of the Nabis' private, exclusive vocabulary (for example, they would call an art studio an "ergasterium"). In 1908 he co-founded l'AcadÃ©mie Ranson with his wife, Marie-France, where they taught the Nabis art style, methods and philosophy.