Paul DeLorenzo (1947-2013)

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Paul DeLorenzo (1947-2013)

Published March 26, 2013

Artist Paul DeLorenzo passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. He graduated from preparatory school in Massachusetts and then entered art school in Boston. Like other talented students at the time, he was dissatisfied with the modernist indoctrination which had replaced the teaching of drawing and painting in these institutions. Desperate for knowledge, he left art school to copy old masters at the museums in Boston in an attempt to teach himself. While copying a painting by Velásquez in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he met R. H. Ives Gammell. The following day Gammell invited him to join his studio school. DeLorenzo subsequently continued his studies in Minneapolis with Richard Lack, the first full-time student in Atelier Lack's inaugural group.
To read the rest of an obituary for Paul DeLorenzo, an important 20th century painter by his friend and ARC Living Master™ Stephen Gjertson click here.

We have also republished an interview with Paul DeLorenzo conducted by Peter Bougie which first appeared in the Classical Realism Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, winter 2000. The interview was published with the obituary and can be read by clicking on the above link.