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.
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
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
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
- 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
- Guild member of the former American Society of Classical