Ann
Ann

Oil

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Copy of Velazquez 'Mars'
Copy of Velazquez 'Mars'

Unfinished study in oil

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Study of Jeyzel
Study of Jeyzel

Oil

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Max  Ginsburg
Max Ginsburg

Oil

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Asleep
Asleep

Oil

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Kathy
Kathy

Oil

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Nude Study
Nude Study

Charcoal

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Sculpture Study
Sculpture Study

Graphite and White Chalk on toned paper

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Ram Skull
Ram Skull

Oil

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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Oil

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Paul David Elsen

 

Paul David Elsen is an award winning, commissioned artist who works in oil paint and drawing. His work has been exhibited at The Heckscher Museum of Art, The Huntington Arts Council Gallery, The Art League of Nassau County, as well as the National Art League.

 

Mr. Elsen went to The High School of Art & Design, studying painting under the renowned realistic portrait oil painter and illustrator Max Ginsburg, and took drawing with the late Irwin Greenberg. While at the school he participated in the now-famed "Old Hat Club", an early morning painting group run by those teachers which used live models, with the expectation of realistic rendering (a rarity in the 1970's and '80's). Many top artists on today's scene were also involved in those sessions, and Paul David is proud to consider himself as part of the contemporary Realism Renaissance movement, which in part sprang from that group.

 

In more recent times, Mr. Elsen has continued to develop his skills, having studied with Howard Rose, Robert Silverman, Dominique Medici, Ricky Mujica, Paul Bachem, and again with Max Ginsburg.

 

Mr. Elsen has a wide ranging knowledge of art history ranging from the Old Masters to illustration, with special affinity for Rembrandt and Velazquez, and for later 19th Century artists such as Sargent, Zorn, Waterhouse, Mucha, and Klimt.

 

For information about his classes or artwork he can be contacted at: 516-564-0068 or pauldavidart@gmail.com