Albert du Mesnildot (1922-1990) was a French painter, usually working in mixed media and watercolour, and best known for his paintings and drawings of portraits and figure subjects. He was born at Parné-sur-Roc in the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire region of north-west France. He was educated locally and, after being taken prisoner by the Nazis soon after the outbreak of war, he was released and moved to Paris in 1940 where he studied in the studio of M. Jaudon. After the war he worked in what was French Indochina (which comprised Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) and after illness was repatriated to Paris in 1949, where he continued his art studies at Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Subsequent to his marriage in 1953 the family settled at Varages, a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in south-eastern France, where he painted and decorated earthenware pots. In 1957 he held at exhibition of his work at Salon 83 in Toulon and in 1968 the family moved to the town of Aups, also in the Var department, where du Mesnildot continued to paint and make potter. He sold his work from his studio workshop and exhibited his work at the Galerie Expression in Draguignan, then at the Espace Constant in Aix-en-Provence and at the Espace Saint-Louis in Brignoles. A retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work was held at the Duncalfe Galleries of Harrogate and London during March and April 1990. The artist died in Aups that year.