Jon B. Paulsen

Jon B. Paulsen

Location: Norway

Contact Info:

1977 Eksamen Artium, Oslo, NO (College degree)
1979 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
1980-1984 Norwegian State Art Academy, Oslo, NO

Juried Exhibitions:•2013 Saatchi Online Competition, Finalist,"Black Swan"
•2013 International Guild of Realism (IGOR),"Portrait of Two Souls", 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tempe, AZ, USA
•2012 Salon d'Automne,"Portrait of Two Souls", Autumn Festival, Champs Elysee, Paris, FR
•1983 Salon d'Automne 80 Years Jubilee,"The Policeman Who Cried", Autumn Festival, Grand Palais, Paris FR
•60 separate /collective exhibitions, NO, US, England & FR

Solo/Group Exhibitions (Selected):•2009 ICO Gallery, Indian summer, Oil painting, Three lithographs. New Motion for Figure Exhibition, Tribeca. Manhattan, NY, USA
•1997 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Twins or Clones. You choose" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO
•1996 IBSEN Festival, collection;"A Doll's House", National Theatre, Oslo, NO
•1995 The East community State Art Exhibition, Oslo and surrounding areas. Norway"After a Hundred Years Sleep" Oil, Travelling exhibition.
•1993 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Charcoal study from "Shadows and Victims", The Artist's House, Oslo NO
•1991 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"Dreams" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO
•1990 Norwegian State Art Exhibition,"The Generals Morning" Oil, The Artist's House, Oslo, NO

Awards:•2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, Finalist, "Dead Ringer" Oil, 7th Annual Competition, Month 12
•2013 Boldbrush Painting Competition, Finalist, "Dead Ringer" Oil, December
•2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, Finalist,"Beyond The Facade" Oil, 7th Annual Competition, Month 8
•2013 BoldBrush Painting Competiton, Winner of the Class,"Romeo & Juliette", Outstanding Watercolor Exhibition
•2012 - 2013 Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist
•2011 - 2012 Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist

Art Affiliations:•2011 ARC Associate Living Master, Art Renewal Center (ARC), Port Reading, NJ, US
•2006 International Guild of Realism (IGOR), Scottsdale, AZ US
•1983 Akershus Bildene Kunstnere, Oslo, NO

Publications:•2013 American Art Collector. The IGOR exhibition. Tempe Center for the Arts. AZ.
•2013 Art Renewal Center, International Salon Catalogue (Juried, Finalist, Selected Artists)
•2013 MEAM Catalog,"Figuratives 13", Barcelona SP
•2012 Art Renewal Center, International Salon Catalogue (Juried, Finalist, Selected Artists)
•2012 Art & Beyond Magazine, July/August Issue. Online version.
•2012 Art & Beyond Magazine, July/August Issue
•2011 Best of Worldwide, Art Publications, Kennedy Publications, VA, USA. Two Books; Landscape Artists, Portrait and Figurative.
•1980 Norwegian Art Dictionary. Editorials in two of Norway's largest newspapers Aftenposten and Dagbladet.

Collections (Selected):•1992 - NTNU.(University of Trondheim. Norway.)
•1995 - University of Trondheim, commissioned 5 portraits during the nineties.
•1987 - Norges Rederiforbund. (Norway's Board of Shipping lines) Portrait of the president Peter T. Smedvig
•1984 - Moss Community,"The Policeman Who Cried"

Additional Achievments:

Film:•2011 "Lilyhammer" Rubicon film. Season One. NRK (Norway's Broadcasting) Starring Steven van Zandt. Illustrative paintings.
•1990 Documentary on the life of Jon Boe Paulsen, directed by Tor M. Torstad,"The Painting was my First Love, Umbra Film. Nominated for the Amanda Award in the category "Best Documentary" at the Norwegian Film Festival.

Literature:•1996 "A Doll's House - Two Dramas between Poem and Reality", published for the IBSEN Festival, National Theatre, Oslo, NO
•1992 "Blant mennesker og landskap" (translation:"Between Human Beings and Landscape"), author Jahn Otto Johansen, Hjarrand Forlag
•1986 "Under Sydkorset"(translation:"Under the Southern Cross"), documentary novel written and illustrated by Jon Boe Paulsen about the Norwegian Polar explorer Hjalmar Johansen who was active in the 19th century. JBP Forlag


Artwork by Jon B. Paulsen

The Trespasser “The Trespasser”

Oilpainting by Jon B. Paulsen. 29 x 33.14 in. 2014

Dead Ringer “Dead Ringer”

Oilpainting by Jon B. Paulsen. 18.2 x 16.8 in. 2013

Jernanger “Jernanger”

A young woman is faced with the same image even after she smashed it. Watercolour. 2014


Signed and numbered stoneprints on French Rives paper. Produced over two decades