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Frank Paulin, Volkswagen, New York City, 1962
 

Paulin began his education in the arts at the age of 16 when he joined the Chicago-based Whitaker-Christiansen Studio as an apprentice in photography and fashion illustration. Shortly after in 1944, Paulin joined the army and spent two years as a member of the Signal Corps in Europe. He began photographing the wartime devastation of German cities. After being discharged from the army, Paulin returned to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago and the Institute of Design. In 1953, Paulin returned to New York and continued as a freelance fashion illustrator. While most of his time was occupied with work, he began walking the city’s streets at night and found a fascination for street and documentary photography. In 1957, Paulin had his first solo show at the iconic Limelight Gallery. Frank Paulin’s work has been exhibited at numerous institutions including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Frank Paulin -  Boy and Girl Holding Hands in Front of Wall, New Orleans, 1952  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Boy and Girl Holding Hands in Front of Wall, New Orleans, 1952

Gelatin silver print (mounted to board), printed c. 1952 9 x 13 1/2 inches

Frank Paulin -  Bad Dog, New Orleans, 1952  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Bad Dog, New Orleans, 1952

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952

11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Danger-Keep Off, Central Park, 1957  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Danger-Keep Off, Central Park, 1957

Gelatin silver print flush-mounted to board, printed c. 1957 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches

Frank Paulin -  Fifth Avenue Reflection, New York, 1958  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Fifth Avenue Reflection, New York, 1958

Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 inches

Frank Paulin -  Dining Car, Atlantic City, 1957  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Dining Car, Atlantic City, 1957

Gelatin silver print, printed later 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches

Frank Paulin -  Baby Carriage, Atlantic City, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Baby Carriage, Atlantic City, 1956

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1956 9 x 13 5/8 inches

Frank Paulin -  Waiter at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain, 1960  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Waiter at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain, 1960

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1960 14 x 11 inches

Frank Paulin -  Times Square, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Times Square, 1956

Gelatin silver print, printed later. 16 x 20 inches

Frank Paulin -  Lunch Counter, Chicago, 1953  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Lunch Counter, Chicago, 1953

Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 inches

Frank Paulin -  Spring, Central Park, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Spring, Central Park, 1956

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1956

14 x 11 inches

Frank Paulin -  Peekaboo, Times Square, 1955  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Peekaboo, Times Square, 1955

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1955. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Frank Paulin -  Candide, New York City, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Candide, New York City, 1956

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1956 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches

Frank Paulin -  Boy and Girl Holding Hands in Front of Wall, New Orleans, 1952  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Bad Dog, New Orleans, 1952  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Danger-Keep Off, Central Park, 1957  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Fifth Avenue Reflection, New York, 1958  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Dining Car, Atlantic City, 1957  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Baby Carriage, Atlantic City, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Waiter at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain, 1960  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Times Square, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Lunch Counter, Chicago, 1953  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Spring, Central Park, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Peekaboo, Times Square, 1955  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Candide, New York City, 1956  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery
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