Guillaume Seignac Biography
Working during the last half of the 19th century, Guillaume Seignac typifies the French academic style which was preached by the Salon and l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts - where there was daily instruction in life drawing, anatomy, perspective and painting.
During the end of the 19th century, Seignac was living in Paris at rue de Fleurus, 26 (moving to Boulevard du Montparnasse, 84 in 1902) and studied with Tony Robert-Fleury, Gabriel Ferrier and William A. Bouguereau; the latter, being one of the driving forces in the Salon at this time, was to have the greatest influence on Seignac. This is most evident in both Seignac’s style and choice of subject matter – with its crisp, clear technique and classical imagery.
Seignac was a frequent exhibitor at the Paris Salon and received a number of medals for the paintings he exhibited their; including an honorable mention in 1900 and a Third Class medal in 1903.