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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 -  Volkswagen, New York, 1962  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Volkswagen, New York, 1962

Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 inches

Frank Paulin -  Hand in Showcase, c. 1967  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Hand in Showcase, c. 1967

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1967

14 x 11 inches

Frank Paulin -  Cadillac on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Cadillac on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1967 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Old Couple and Young Woman at Cafe, Paris, France, 1961
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Old Couple and Young Woman at Cafe, Paris, France, 1961

Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 inches

Frank Paulin -  Volkswagen, New York, 1962  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Hand in Showcase, c. 1967  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Cadillac on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Old Couple and Young Woman at Cafe, Paris, France, 1961
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery
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