After receiving a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art in the mid-seventies, King then attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts receiving his four year certificate after receiving numerous awards. After rounding out his education earning his MFA at Boston University in painting, King then began his career in painting and teaching art. He has been teaching at the University of the Arts for over twenty five years and has also taught extensively at Swarthmore College and Moravian College. While raising two children King has continued working and exhibiting his art with solo and group shows. His work has been published and reviewed and is currently represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia. His artwork is included in numerous private and public collections. A survey of his work and a blog can be viewed at paulkingfineart.com.
My art has been continually evolving towards a unique vision that is perceptive in it's revelation and universally connective. Forward thinking while academically trained, my influences are broad, running from the London School, the New York School in the forties and fifties and the Bay Area Figurative School. I would describe my work as evocatively abstract and figurative in its grounding. Anchored in personal experience and a philosophy of humanity's evolution, I work intuitively where each moment is charged with expressive potential. I have always enjoyed the rich fields of possibility that lie in the interface between ideas. For me, these are the most fertile grounds in which to create because in them resides the inherent tension of opposing forces and more importantly, the underlying unity of life.
Class Schedule, Fall 2013
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|T||02:30PM - 08:20PM||Figure Anatomy|