Paul Schulenburg is an internationally collected artist whose work has shown in the Hopper House Museum, twice in solo shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and in many group exhibitions at CCMA, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and Cahoon Museum of American Art. He has appeared over a dozen times in respected national art publications including on the cover of American Art Collector. Schulenburg is a first place prize-winning Copley artist, a juried member of Oil Painters of America and was commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a portrait of museum trustee Eliot Forbes.

For 20 years, Paul created award-winning art for publication worldwide. His client list included: Digital Equipment Corporation, Cigna, Fidelity Investments, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Sunoco, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Columbia Journalism Review, Cahners, Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin, and Ziff-Davis.

Paul earned a BFA in painting at Boston University School of Fine Arts where he studied with Joseph Ablow, Sidney Hurwitz, and John Wilson. Boston University provided an educational foundation that emphasized the fundamentals of classical art training: anatomy and form, color, composition and draftsmanship.

Schulenburg’s oils can be found in prestigious collections throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Paul is the original planner of the “Creative Convergence” traveling painting adventures.


  • First Place Award, Patrons’ Choice Show - Copley Society of Art, 2006
  • Jurors’ Choice Award, Copley Society of Art, Spring Members Show 2005
  • Awarded residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA, by the Copley Society of Boston, 2004
  • Kahlil Gibran Award for Artistic Excellence, Members Juried Show 2003, Copley Society of Art


Photo Credit: George Rodrique

"In addition to all the wonderful art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it’s interesting to observe the people.

In this painting I liked the composition of the curved bench around the classical marble sculpture. It looks like an ancient Greek sculpture but it was carved in the mid 1800s. At 158 years old it is not a young piece of art but it captures the beauty of a young woman. I found it interesting that the older man is not paying her any attention, but is reading a book. The figure of the woman almost appears to be about to look over her shoulder at the older man, wondering why he does not notice her. Her beauty seems lost on him.

At the same time, at 158 years old she is the older of the two. She could be seen to represent ‘age' and in the figure of the man is the beauty of life and the pleasure of a comfortable spot to enjoy a good read.” — Paul Schulenburg