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Paul Kubic

Faisantenstraat 68
none, 1211 PW, Venezuela
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Paul Kubic was twice awarded the American Prix de Rome (1978 and 1979). He has an M.F.A from the Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art, after a B.A. at the Cleveland School of Art.

In Rome he met his Dutch art-historian wife and since 1989 he lives and works in the Netherlands.

He worked predominantly in bronze and welded steel, drawing and painting some on the side. After 2003, when he lost the sight in his right eye and he was no longer able to do the fine welding, he works in wood: layered, glued multiplex.


‘Architectural ruins, random rock formations, organic growth and natural elements form the basis for the sculptures I make. I also like to browse through art history, mythology and outsider art to test available forms of expression.


Notwithstanding the versatile use of themes, forms and materials, I try to keep my work accessible. However, one does have to bring up the patience and willingness to look at lot, because a minimalist I’m not…’



Born:         Lorain, Ohio USA, 23 mei 1940                           




                            Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA sculpture, 1968

                            Cleveland School of Art, BFA sculpture and painting, 1966




                            Prix de Rome, American Academy in Rome, 1977-78 en 1978-79

                            Maryland Council of Arts Award, Baltimore, Maryland, 1977

                            Faculty Research Grant, Universiteit of North Carolina, Greensboro,


                            Museum Purchase Prize, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, 1968

                            Carl Milles Tuition Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1968


Selection of One-man exhibitions


                            Gallerie Année, Haarlem 2002

    Public Park De Hof, Hilversum 1999-2007, NL                       

    Outdoor Sculpture/ Beelden Buiten, Sweikhuizen 1997, Netherlands

    Galerie De Brieder, Rotterdam 1995, Netherlands

                            Galerie Année, Haarlem 1994, Netherlands

                            Galerie Wollebrandshof, Culemborg 1993, Netherlands

                            Hospital Gooi-Noord, Blaricum 1992, Netherlands

                            NCRV Studio´s, Hilversum 1991, Netherlands

                            Metro Art Gallery, Foster City, California 1988

                            San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California 1984

                            American Academy in Rome, Italy 1978 en 1979

                            Humbolt State University of Art Museum, Arcata, California 1979


Works in the collections of (amongst others)


                            Cleveland Museum of Art

                            Atlantic Richfield Company, Santa Barbara, Californië

                            American Academy in Rome

                            Bell´Age Hotel, Los Angeles, Californië


Selection of group exhibitions


                            Auxiliatrix Sculpture Park, Venlo, 2007 (NL)

                            Décor Opera ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Young London Opera 2006

                            Engagement in Art Turnhout, Belgium, 2006 (BE)

                            Het Kwaad, All about Evil, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam 2005 (NL)

                            Goois Museum, Hilversum, 2002 (NL)

                            Beelden in Soest 2000, De Hazelaar, Soest, 2000 (NL)

                            50 Jaar Keukenhof, Lisse, 1999 (NL)

                            Museum De Casteelse Poort, Wageningen, 1999 (NL)

                            Kunstzaal De Hoge Hees, Natuur en Sculptuur, Eersel


                            Kunst Landschaft, Gars/Kamp, Oostenrijk, 1997 (OS)

                            Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Den Haag 1997 (NL)

                            Castle Sypestein, Loosdrecht 1997 (NL)

                            Fine HeArt for Children´s Hospital, Stanford University, Ca 1989

                            Faculty Draw, San Jose State University Galleries, Ca 1988

                            The artist and the Myth, Monterey Museum of Art, Ca 1988

                            Erotic, Allonso Sullivan Gallery, Seattle, Wa 1987

                            Cast Metal, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Ca 1987

                            Bay Sculpture, Twin Peaks Gallery, Belmont Ca 1986

                            The Third Dimension, Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, Ca


                            Transliterations across the Pacific Rim, San Jose Institute of

                             Contemporary Art

                            The Collectors of Sillicone Valley, Euphrat Gallery, Ca 1985

                            Drawing ´84, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Ca 1984

                            From the Real to the Surreal. Palo Alto Cultural Centre, Ca 1980

                            Maryland Artists, Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore 1978

                            Pennland Faculty. Clemson University, N.C. 1970

                            Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, N.C. 1969, ´70 en ´71

                            The May Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio 1967 en ´68


Docent sculpture and drawing


                            De Uitwijk, Universiteit van Utrecht, 1995- 2005

                            San Jose State University, Ca 1979-89

                            Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, M.L. 1973-74

                            Humbolt State University, Arcata, California 1972-73

                            University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. 1968-71


Other professional experience


Vice-president of Fine Arts in Metal, bronze foundry and metal fabrication facility, San Jose, Ca 1984-86