Paul Olson, Sculptor
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Paul spent his early years in Colombia, South America, where his first impressions of movement, art and form
were developed.
 


He has a B.A. degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and  M.A. degrees from the University of Oregon and Florida State University and was a college English teacher and a Medical Librarian before becoming  a sculptor.

Paul studied sculpture at Chicago's School of the Art Institute and at the Contemporary Art Workshop, but much of his skill is self-taught.



Paul's sculptures are found in collections throughout the United States and in England, Germany and Canada.



His works are included in the collections of Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Minnesota, Hennepin County Humane Society, Express Scripts, Wells Fargo Bank, and Ridgeview Medical Center.


He has received a number of awards, including "Best of Show" at the Edina Art Fair and "Honorable Mention" at the Uptown Art Fair, and he was an award winner at the  Society of Minnesota Sculptors' Show.
 


Paul has been in numerous one and two-person shows.  Currently his works are on display at  Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota,  and Abstract Earth Gallery in Columbus Ohio. A YouTube of Paul's creative process was created by Prairie Public Television
and is entitled "Paul Olson, Carving Out a Career".


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To see enlargements of sculptures, click on the photos.

Upcoming events:
60 Artists on 50th Fine Art Show, April 11, 2015
Burroughs School,
1601  50th St. S., Minneapolis, MN

Paul's metal pieces are in a group show in the gallery of  the
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center during April and May.
CAFAC is at 3749 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

Loring Park Art Festival, August 8 - 9, 2015
Minneapolis, MN