Schulenburg Paints Provincetown Artists

Thanks to grant from Boston’s Copley Society for a residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, some of the distinguished members of America’s most prolific and oldest continuous art colony, Provincetown, have been immortalized by Paul Schulenburg. Schulenburg’s work has received numerous national awards and can be found in prestigious collections throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Hong Kong.

Greatly influenced by Provincetown and its people, Schulenburg’s works include artists in their studios, the waterfront, street scenes and restaurant interiors. The list of artists that will be featured reads like a Who’s Who in the Art World: Paul Bowen, Arthur Cohen, Michael Davis, Salvatore Del Deo, William Evaul, Robert Henry, Brenda Horowitz, Jack Kearney, Cynthia Packard, Richard Pepitone, Romanos Rizk, Selina Trieff.

Many of the paintings Schulenburg has completed in recent years focus on dock workers and fishermen on the pier in Provincetown, a way of life that has been gradually disappearing. Most recently he has been drawn to capture the artistic heritage of this community as well. These works were presented to collectors, historians and the general
public at a show sponsored by the AddisonArtGallery in November and at the Cape Cod Museum of Arts in January and February, 2006. A highlight of the show was seeing the finished pieces amongst artists portrayed in the town that has inspired generations of artists.

The Fine Arts Work Center was founded in 1968 “to give young artists and writers the chance to live on their own and work . . . bringing new blood into the community and encouraging artists to settle here.” It’s founders include Robert Motherwell, Myron Stout, Jack Tworkov, Alan Dugan and Stanley Kunitz. The Copley Society is the country's oldest non-profit art organization.

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