保罗-阿尔伯特 Besnard, Paul Albert（1849年6月2日—1934年12月4日），出生在巴黎，是法国画家和版画复刻匠。
一个伟大的艺术大师,他取得了辉煌的成就一样水彩画,柔和的,石油和蚀刻在肖像画、景观和装饰。他仔细分析可以研究光煞他的照片,se chauffe公园在巴黎,一大群裸体的研究之一,后面的例子是一个Nymphe盟巷道de La mer;和在工作期间和之后在1911年访问印度。大面板,和平通过仲裁,建成在1914年战争爆发前七天。
他是代表官方持有的法国艺术展览美国1919年1919 - 20的象征性的画像红衣主教Mercier。的一个重要展览他的作品展示了1924年在美国不同的城市。1932年,他当选了国家设计学院作为一个相应荣誉成员。
He was born in Paris and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, studied with Jean Bremondand was influenced by Alexandre Cabanel.He won the Prix de Rome in 1874 with the painting Death of Timophanes.
Until about 1880 he followed the academic tradition, but then broke away completely, and devoted himself to the study of colour and light as conceived by the Impressionists. The realism of this group never appealed to his bold imagination, but he applied their technical method to ideological and decorative works on a large scale, such as hisfrescoes at the Sorbonne, the Ecole de Pharmacie, the ceiling of the Comédie-Française(main theatre in Paris), the Salle des Sciences at the Hôtel de Ville, the mairie of the1st arrondissement, and the chapel of Berck hospital, for which he painted twelve Stations of the Cross in an entirely modern spirit.
A great virtuoso, he achieved brilliant successes alike in watercolour, pastel, oil andetching, both in portraiture, in landscape and in decoration. His close analysis of light can be studied in his picture La femme qui se chauffe at the Luxembourg in Paris, one of a large group of nude studies of which a later example is Une Nymphe au bord de la mer; and in the work produced during and after a visit to India in 1911. A large panel, Peace by Arbitration, was completed seven days before the outbreak of war in 1914.
Partly under the influence of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds, whom he studied during a three-years stay in England, he applied his methods to a brilliant series of portraits, especially of women. Notable among these are the Portrait de Théâtre (Madame Réjane), and Mme. Roger Jourdain. The former is a good example of his daring unconventionality. A later work is The King and Queen of Belgium (1919). His landscape work is represented by L'ile heureuse, and Un Ruisseau dans la Montagne (1920). A symbolist in his decorative work, Besnard's frank delight in the external world and his “chic” luminous technique bring him close to the 18th-century French painters.
A foundation member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1890, in 1913 he became a member of the Institute and commander of the Legion of Honour. He succeeded Carolus Duranas director of the Académie française in Rome. In 1912, he became a member of the FrenchAcadémie des Beaux-Arts and became director of the École des Beaux Arts in 1922. In 1923 he co-founded the Salon des Tuileries; in 1924 he became a member of the Académie française 。
He was represented in the official exhibition of French art held in the United States in 1919-20 by a symbolic 1917 portrait of Cardinal Mercier. An important exhibition of his works was shown in different cities of the United States in 1924. In 1932, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Corresponding member.