About Paul Dessau
Paul’s artistry combines his Masters’s degree in
mechanical engineering with studio art classes taken in college, including, drawing portrait painting, as well as private instruction from Estonian born artist Sergio Truebach, thus using
analytic as well as aesthetics to combine art traditions from the past and
present in each piece. He has enjoyed doing artwork since his childhood in Carmichael, California.
Paul currently lives in the Sierra Foothills.
Paul's copy of his favorite old master painting
Artist: Paul Matthew Dessau
Medium: colored pencil on paper
This is a rendition by Paul after Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) of the
Temptation of St. Anthony in the Prado in Madrid. Prints were not available, so
he made pencil sketches in the museum and later created this work from those
sketches to hang in his home. Prints are available of the original today.
This was not available in prints and seldom included in Bosch
monographs because it is considered a contemprary atelier copy of a lost Bosch original.