Oil Paintings by Paul Schulenburg
Born in 1955, Paul Schulenburg grew up in the small town of Niskayuna, near Albany, New York. He was encouraged by his family, including his painter grandfather, to pursue his passion for drawing and painting. Schulenburg studied at the Boston University School of Fine Arts, undertaking the fundamentals of classical art with emphasis on anatomy and form, color, composition, and draftsmanship. He achieved his BFA in 1979.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Schulenburg created artwork for publications, winning several awards for his work. His former clients included Cigna, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Time magazine, The Wall Street Jounal, and Prentice Hall. Schulenburg concentrated on full-time painting beginning in 2000, with his first show being exhibited at Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts.
Schulenburg’s “Shoveling Ice’, a painting of a Cape Cod fisherman, was featured as the cover artist on the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector. Later works of his were featured on the June issues of 2009 and 2010. Schulenburg had two solo shows, along with exhibiting in group shows, at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, which added several of his works to its permanent collection.
Living currently in Massachusetts, Paul Schulenburg paints primarily in the outer parts of Cape Cod. He follows in the tradition of narrative artists Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper and Charles Hawthorne, recording and revealing the daily lives of his subjects. Schulenburg is a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston and his work is represented by the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts.