Paul Franois Quinsac was born in Bordeaux in the year 1858.
Quinsac was a painter of the French School known as Academic art, a specialist in mythological and allegorical subjects, figures and landscapes. He studied with Jean-Lon Grme and later he became professor at the School of the Art of Bordeaux (cole des beaux-arts de Bordeaux).
From 1880 he exhibited regularly to the Hall of the French Artists of which he became member in 1887. He received an honourable mention during the exhibition of 1884, a medal of third class to the World Fair of 1889, as well as a travel grant. He was named Chevalier de la lgion d'Honneur in 1903. He died in 1932.