Paul Ranson (FR. Paul Ranson, March 29, 1864, Limoges, on 20 February 1909, Paris) was a French painter, member of art group "Nabi". In the workshop Ranson hosted meetings of the group, he suggested a name for it and then jokingly came up with nicknames for all its members. The Ranson called "Nabi Japanese than the Japanese Nabi". In the early twentieth century, he founded a private Academy Ranson, where, following its own artistic principles, taught his colleagues and himself.
The features of creativity of the artist Paul Ranson: Ranson with great enthusiasm focused on decorative works, so now he is less known to other Abidov. He made sketches for rugs and tapestries, paintings and ceramics, stained glass, wrote panels for the decoration of private houses. As you can guess from Nabi-nicknames Ranson, a huge influence on him of Japanese engraving. But the object of depiction in his paintings was often symbolic, speculative religious and exotic subjects. Exquisite floral motifs in his decorative works resonate coloristic and composite interwoven with figures of people, anticipating the language of art Nouveau.