© Paul DeLorenzo


© Paul DeLorenzo


Dr. Stephen Jones



Paul DeLorenzo was born in Brooklyn, New York. Upon graduating preparatory school in Massachusetts, he entered art school in Boston. Precociously talented, he was dissatisfied with the modernist indoctrination which had completely 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.

Fortuitously, the day after leaving art school, R. H. Ives Gammell discovered DeLorenzo at the Boston Museum of Fine Art engaged copying a dwarf by Velasquez. Gammell likened the event to Cimabue discovering young Giotto. The following day Gammell invited the boy to join his studio school. Mr. DeLorenzo continued his studies with Richard Lack becoming Atelier Lack's first full-time student in what was to become Lack's core group. Nearly four years later he returned East to establish himself as a still life and portrait painter.

Mr. DeLorenzo carries on the tradition of artistic excellence inherited from his teachers enriched with his own deep understanding of the great art of the past.


Selected Comments

“It has been my pleasure and privilege to have known Paul for the past 25 years both personally and professionally. His technical brilliance is second to none. He is a true painter in the classical sense. Now is the best opportunity to harvest the labors of this prodigious talent.”

David Beynon Pena
President, Audubon Artists Inc.

“As you are aware, the portrait of my late father by you now hangs in the Penobscot County Courthouse in a courtroom that I regularly use...the portrait has been viewed by many who knew my father. Their response has been uniform in its praise.”

Paul L. Rudman
Associate Justice, State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

“One is hesitant about commenting on one's own portrait, but I feel that you have indeed captured something of what I think is my personality, as well as a likeness that is natural. Your consummate skill as a painter is readily apparent. Many thanks for the care, thought, and artistry which you brought to the portrait.”

Jeswald W. Salacuse
5th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Selected Collections and Awards

  • Three portraits in the permanent collection of the Salmagundi Club in NYC
  • The United States Navy Museum in Washington, DC
  • The Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah
  • Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio
  • Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ
  • Penobscot County Courthouse in Bangor, Maine
  • Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Numerous national and local awards including the Newington Award from the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition
  • Official Navy and Coast Guard Combat Artist through an affiliation with N.A.C.A.L. (Navy and Coast Guard Art Liaison) in cooperation with the Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • John F. and Anna Lee Stacy Foundation Scholarship Award in 1981
  • Guild member of the former American Society of Classical Realism