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Paul Nathan Gallery and Museum

We're proud to host the largest collection of Paul Nathan artworks in the world. Nathan's unique process starts with acrylic paintings which are then photographed and composed as collage creating a whimsical and wonderful world uniquely their own. 

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Learn about Paul Nathan in this Lynn Item interview 

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“The art is pure whimsy,“. I started painting about 35 years ago, then it just ended. I wanted to paint, but nothing happened,” said Nathan. “Maybe it was my job. Maybe life got in the way. Maybe it’s the fact that painting is messy and tedious. Paint would get on my shoes, on the carpet. I got away from it all.

Then out of the blue, about six years ago, the creative urge struck again. He focused on textured collages; vibrantly colorful and fantastical images of marine life, space travel, boat travel and more. A couple of comical self portraits, one of him dressed as a 1905 cossack, another of the artist at home, an acrylic-on-wood work that shows him reading The Item at his breakfast table, his eyeglasses askew atop his bald head. It’s impossible not to smile when looking at these works.

“I don’t know where this (stuff) comes from,” added Nathan, staring at the ginormous cruise ship collage. “Bigger means more work, and work gives me the hives. Let’s face it, I’m lazy.” Nathan is not averse to plagiarising himself either; some of the smaller images appear in more than one work. Making copies of the same bits is part of the deal, he said. “Why paint them over and over again when they’re perfectly fine as they are.”

Paul Nathan Artwork List

 Artist Title Medium Inventory ID Price
Paul NathanLarz Anderson Automobbile Museum - 2016Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_01$1,800
Paul NathanChateau, Loire Valley - 2016Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_02$900
Paul NathanTupper Mansion, Endicott College - 2015Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_03$1,800
Paul NathanMuseo Internacionale de Art - 2015Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_04$900
Paul NathanICA Boston - 2015Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_05$900
Paul NathanGuggenheim, New York - 2015Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_06$900
Paul NathanLa Scala - 2018Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_07$600
Paul NathanRocket Ship - 2016Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_08$1,200
Paul NathanCircus Acts #1 - 2016Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_09$175
Paul NathanGolden Herons and Hatchlings - 2019Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_10$175
Paul NathanSalem Trader - 2017Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_11$1,200
Paul NathanLa Guardia Footbbridge - 2017Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_12$350
Paul NathanCustom House Bicentenial - 2019Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_13$1,800
Paul NathanOcean Liner - 2018Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_14$500
Paul NathanIcebburg Surfing - 2019Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_15$125
Paul Nathan28 Motorworks - 2017Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_16$150
Paul NathanViejo Old San Juan - 2015Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_17$100
Paul NathanCzarinas Gift ro Czar Faberge 1908 - 2016Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_18$125
Paul Nathan2 Carat Marquesa Cut Diamond - 2014Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_19$100
Paul NathanFirst Day of School - 2012Acrylic Painting, Photograhic CollagePNGM_PXN_20$150



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