Paul Seignac was French painter of portraits and genre subjects who was born at Bordeaux on 12th February 1826 and died in Paris in 1904. He was a pupil of Picot. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1849 and was given an honourable mention in 1889.
What attracts the viewer to Seignac’s unpolished children are their charming little exploits. He places them in harmonious surroundings filled with atmosphere, lifted with that incalculable light which is but seldom to be found naturally. He shows the children playing freely and uninhibited by any onlooker who may spoil their imaginative and youthful games. We admire his expressiveness and breadth of view, whether he paints children playing with their dolls, or children dressing the pet dog, he gives the viewer an image which is real and very easy to accommodate.