André Gisson was an American Impressionist painter. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York and was a Captain in the Army during World War II.
Gisson's birth name was Anders Gittelson. Raised in poverty, he went on to graduate with an Art degree from the Pratt Institute. Gisson found difficulty breaking into the art market with his Impressionist paintings as an American. He moved to France and legally changed his name to André Gisson. After serving as a Captain in the United States Army during World War II, he continued his travels and art studies throughout Europe and Asia. A prolific painter, Gisson created hundreds of paintings throughout his lifetime. Paintings by Gisson are in the Smithsonian and the Triton Museum of Art.
Gisson lived and worked in Westport, Connecticut for the final twenty-five years of his life. He died in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003.