Paul W. McCormack (b.1962) was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1962. He received his formal art training at duCret School of the Arts where he later became a faculty member. Sharing his knowledge on the fine art of portraiture, he has also been on the faculties of the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Somerset Art Association, and the Newark Museum. Paul has also conducted workshop intensives at notable institutions, including the Andreeva Portrait Academy, the Bay Area Classic Arts Atelier and New Zealand Art Schools.
Displaying equal skill and depth with his works in both oils and watercolors, he has exhibited widely with various establishments; these include the National Arts Club(NYC), the Salmagundi Club(NYC), Montclair Arts Museum(NJ), the Noyes Museum(NJ) and the Butler Institute of American Art(OH). Mr. McCormack is also an elected member of Allied Artists of America, the NJ Watercolor Society and the Hudson Valley Art Association. Paul is the current president and a founding member of ACOPAL, the America China Oil Painting Artists League.
Paul has enjoyed a successful portrait career for over 25 years with a long affiliation with Portrait Inc. in NYC. His paintings and articles on portraiture have been published in numerous national and international publications and books. His paintings have been appeared on 2 covers of the Artists Magazine, first in 1998 where he won First Place in the Portrait Category in their annual competition. Throughout the years, he has been the recipient of many awards, including the recent "2012 Silver Medal Award" from the Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition.