Paul Sieffert was born in Paris in 1874. He was an accomplished and highly regarded painter of nudes and portraits. He was student under the renowned French artist and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme and later became an inspired student of Gabriel Guay and Albert Maignan. Sieffert exhibited work at the Paris Salon, established by Léon Deschamps from 1894. Later he was awarded the Premier Grand Prix de Rome in 1902 and the Diploma of Honour at the 1937 Internationale Exposition. Sieffert became a member of the League of French Artists and was made a Knight of the Légion d’honneur in 1931. Paul Sieffert paintings have become highly sought after and can be found in private collections and many art galleries worldwide.