Born: Los Angeles, California
Paul Wiesenfeld was an American realist painter who created comprehensive interior scenes and portraits. He was born April 2, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. He began studying art at the age of eleven, taking evening and Saturday classes at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He continued to study art at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Yale University Summer School of Art, and at the Kunstakademie in Germany on a Fulbright Grant for two years.
Wiesenfeld returned to the United States in 1966, receiving a master of fine arts degree from Indiana University. Upon completing his studies in 1968 he returned to Europe once again, living and working in Abensberg, Bavaria. Back in the United States, Wiesenfeld worked as an assistant professor of Fine Arts at SUNY Buffalo State from 1969-1973.
Wiesenfeld exhibited his works throughout the United States and Germany throughout his career. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Haus der Kunst in Munich (1966), the John Herron Museum in Indianapolis (1967), the Allan Frumkin Gallery in New York (1979), and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (1981). His work was also included in the 22 Realists exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1970), and the Realism Now exhibition at the New York Cultural Center (1972). He has had solo exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1973), the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery in New York (1973, 1976, 1981), and the Städtische Galerie in München (1981).