Jon Bøe Paulsen

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Jon Bøe Paulsen

ARC Associate Living Master TM

Norwegian 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1958

Born in Oslo, Norway

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Contact Info:

1977 Eksamen Artium, Oslo, NO (College degree)
1979 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
1980-1984 Norwegian State Art Academy, Oslo, NO

Solo & Group Juried Exhibitions (Selected):

  • 2017 - 2018 ModPortrait. IAACC Pablo Serrano Museum of Zaragoza. 30 May - 17 June. MEAM. Museu Europeu d'Art Modern. 22 june - 29 july. Barcelona. Spain
  • 2011 - 2018 Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist
  • 2017 "Something more than realism" Galeria Artelibre. Zaragoza. Spain
  • 2017 "Portrait Now 2017" Group Exhibition; "Notorious". Fredriksborg Castle, Denmark and The Ljungberg Museum, Sweden
  • 2014 International Guild of Realism (IGOR) "Dead Ringer" Robert Lange Studios. Charleston. SC. USA
  • 2014: World Wide Art. Artavita. Los Angeles Convention Center. California. USA
  • 2013 Saatchi Online Competition, Finalist,"Black Swan"
  • 2013 International Guild of Realism (IGOR),"Portrait of Two Souls", 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • 2012 Salon d'Automne,"Portrait of Two Souls", Autumn Festival, Champs Elysee, Paris, FR
  • 2009 ICO Gallery, Indian summer, Oil painting, Three lithographs. New Motion for Figure Exhibition, Tribeca. Manhattan, NY, USA
  • 1997 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Twins or Clones. You choose" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO
  • 1996 IBSEN Festival, collection;"A Doll's House", National Theatre, Oslo, NO
  • 1995 The East community State Art Exhibition, Oslo and surrounding areas. Norway"After a Hundred Years Sleep" Oil, Travelling exhibition.
  • 1993 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Charcoal study from "Shadows and Victims", The Artist's House, Oslo NO
  • 1991 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Dreams" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO
  • 1990 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"The Generals Morning" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO
  • 1983 Salon d'Automne 80 Years Jubilee,"The Policeman Who Cried", Autumn Festival, Grand Palais, Paris FR
  • 60 separate /collective exhibitions, NO, US, England & FR

 Art Affiliations:

  • 2018 CFA Affiliate Artist. Circle Foundation. Lyon. France
  • 2011 ARC Associate Living Master, Art Renewal Center (ARC), Port Reading, NJ, US
  • 1983 Akershus Bildene Kunstnere, Oslo, NO

Publications (Selected):

  • 2018 ModPortrait exhibition catalog. Pablo Zerrano museum Zaragoza. Meam museum, Barcelona Spain
  • 2018 Circle Quarterly Art Review - Winter Issue. Circle Foundation. Lyon. France.
  • 2017 "Cold Moon Over Canis Lupus" Novel Thriller. E-book. Kelday & Paulsen
  • 2017 Artelibre - Arte y Libertad XII. Galeria Artelibre Yearbook. Zaragoza. Spain.
  • 2017 "Portrait Now" The Carlsberg Foundation Portrait Prize book.
  • 2017 Art & Beyond Art Expo NY Special March/April Issue
  • 2016 Exquisite Arts Magazine November Issue
  • 2012-2018 Art Renewal Center, International Salon Catalogue (Juried, Finalist, Selected Artists)
  • 2014 International Artist Magazine. August/Sep Issue
  • 2014 Art & Beyond Magazine July/August Issue
  • 2013 American Art Collector. The IGOR exhibition. Tempe Center for the Arts. AZ.
  • 2013 Art Renewal Center, International Salon Catalogue (Juried, Finalist, Selected Artists)
  • 2013 MEAM Catalog,"Figuratives 13", Barcelona SP
  • 2012 Art & Beyond Magazine, July/August Issue. Online version.
  • 2012 Art & Beyond Magazine, July/August Issue
  • 2011 Best of Worldwide, Art Publications, Kennedy Publications, VA, USA. Two Books; Landscape Artists, Portrait and Figurative.
  • 1980 Norwegian Art Dictionary. Editorials in two of Norway's largest newspapers Aftenposten and Dagbladet.

Collections (Selected):

  • 1997 - 1999. The Lade estate. Trondheim. Norway. 5 illustrations in oil from Snorre Sturlason's "The Sagas of Viking Kings of Norway"
  • 1992 - 1995. NTNU.(University of Trondheim. Norway.) 5 portraits of Principals during the nineties.
  • 1987 - Portrait of the Marathon runner Grete Waitz. Norwegian Sports Academy
  • 1987 - Norges Rederiforbund. (Norway's Board of Shipping lines) Portrait of the president Peter T. Smedvig
  • 1984 - Moss Community,"The Policeman Who Cried"

Additional Achievments:


  • 2011 "Lilyhammer" Rubicon film. Season One. NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) Starring Steven van Zandt. Illustrative paintings.
  • 1990 ,"The Painting was my First Love", Umbra Film. Television documentary on the life of Jon Bøe Paulsen, directed by Tor M. Tørstad. Nominated for the Amanda Award in the category "Best Documentary" at the Norwegian Film Festival, Haugesund. Norway.
  • 1978 "Maybe Tomorrow" NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting" Television youth drama, directed by Tor M. Tørstad.


  • 2017 "Cold Moon over Canis Lupus" Crime/Thriller novel. Published by Kelday & Paulsen.
  • 1996 "A Doll's House - Two Dramas between Poem and Reality", published for the IBSEN Festival, National Theatre, Oslo, NO
  • 1992 "Blant mennesker og landskap" (translation:"Between Human Beings and Landscape"), author Jahn Otto Johansen, Hjarrand Forlag
  • 1986 "Under Sydkorset"(translation:"Under the Southern Cross"), documentary novel written and illustrated by Jon Bøe Paulsen about the Norwegian Polar explorer Hjalmar Johansen who was active in the 19th century. JBP Forlag


  • 2018 8th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition. LightSpace & Time. 2nd place "Painting & Other Category, 4th place "Overall Category". The charcoaldrawing "Colors gradually turn grey".(Portrait of Inger Lise.) Category "Special Merit". The painting " Rich man,poor man,beggar man".
  • 2018 Top 100 Award "Artist of the Year" Circle Foundations. Lyon. France.
  • 2016 Finalist The Fall NOAPS International on-line Exhibit. The painting "Notorious"
  • 2016 First Prize Winner IGOA (international Gallery of the Arts) the competition "No Theme" The painting "Notorious"
  • 2014 Artavita 10th Competition, Winner
  • 2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, Finalist, "Dead Ringer" Oil, 7th Annual Competition, Month 12
  • 2013 Boldbrush Painting Competition, Finalist, "Dead Ringer" Oil, December
  • 2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, Finalist,"Beyond The Facade" Oil, 7th Annual Competition, Month 8
  • 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competiton, Winner of the Class,"Romeo & Juliette", Outstanding Watercolor Exhibition
  • 2011 - 2018 Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist

Galleri Amare. Stavanger. Norway

Galleri Fineart. Oslo. Norway

Galeria Artelibre. Zaragoza. Spain

22 June 2018 to 29 July 2018

ModPortrait. MEAM. Museu Europeu d'Art Modern The painting "Rich man, poor man, beggar man"

Barra de ferro 5, Barcelona, Catalonia


30 May 2018 to 17 June 2018

ModPortrait. IAACC Pablo Serrano Museum of Zaragoza The painting "Rich man, poor man, beggar man"

Paseo Maria Agustin 20, Zaragoza, Catalonia