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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 -  Halloween, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1981
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Halloween, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Our Dream, Queens, 1979
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Our Dream, Queens, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979. 20 x 16 inches

Frank Paulin -  Odeon Cafe Couple, Paris, 1992
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Odeon Cafe Couple, Paris, 1992

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1992. 16 x 20 inches

Frank Paulin -  Carmen, New York City, 1983
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Carmen, New York City, 1983

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1983. 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Mourning John Lennon, New York, 1983
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Mourning John Lennon, New York, 1983

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1983. 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Boy with rabbit, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1981
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Boy with rabbit, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981. 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Woman in cafe window, Paris, France, 1995
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Woman in cafe window, Paris, France, 1995

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Woman in Tuile Dress, 1985
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Frank Paulin

Woman in Tuile Dress, 1985

Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1985 11 x 14 inches

Frank Paulin -  Halloween, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1981
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Our Dream, Queens, 1979
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Odeon Cafe Couple, Paris, 1992
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Carmen, New York City, 1983
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Mourning John Lennon, New York, 1983
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Boy with rabbit, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1981
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Woman in cafe window, Paris, France, 1995
 | Bruce Silverstein GalleryFrank Paulin -  Woman in Tuile Dress, 1985
 | Bruce Silverstein Gallery
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