Paul Sieffert was born November 11, 1874 in Paris. He was a student
of Jean Léon Gérôme, Gabriel Guay and Albert Maignan.
Sieffert exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français where he
received the Médaille de Troisieme Classe in 1899, the Premier
Grand Prix de Rome in 1902, the Médaille de Deuxieme Classe in
1906 and the Prix J. Bertrand in 1923. He was a member of the jury and
received the Legion d’Honnuer in 1931. In 1937 he received the
Diplôme d’Honneur at the Exposition Internationale. Additional
memberships include the Comité de la Société Libre
des Artistes Français and the Comité des Artistes Boursiers
de la Seine.
Book illustrations by Paul Sieffert include Aux Flancs du vase, Poèmes
inachevés and Polyphéme.
The artist’s work has been collected by museums in Dijon, Nîmes,
Calais, Le Havre and Dinan. Public decorative works include official
buildings in Pas-de-Calais and Basses-Pyrénées, Nantes,
Saint-Quentin, the Brazilian Embassy and La Banque Anglo-Sud-Amérique.
The private collections of Bonnet, Velykovoitch and Steinfel also include
Paul Sieffert died in 1957.