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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 also had workshop instruction from Karen Cahill, Annie Murphy Robinson, and Jacq Luttrelle.  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

Size: 18”x24”

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. 

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