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.


  • Salmagundi Club Award for Outstanding Work, Interiors Exhibition 2017
  • 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

I was initially struck by both the colors and the subject — the orange of the coveralls and blue of the gloves. I admire how Paul paints whites, as in a T-shirt. And the subject: there is no doubt as to the occupation, so much a part of our New England heritage and the Cape that I love so much. The composition tells a story. You can see the look of concentration on his face as they make their final approach. Paul has a talent for showing us beauty in the everyday: clothing on a clothesline blowing in a summer breeze, a young fisherman pulling into port. He makes us look at the ordinary in a new light and through his eyes and his talent, we are enlightened. — Janice Reece


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