Paul Reynard was born in Lyon, France in 1927. In his teens, he apprenticed with the painter Claude Idoux and later moved to Paris to work for three years under Fernand Leger at the Academy des Beaux-Arts. After school, he worked with architects, designers, and craftspeople, before turning his energies toward developing his painting. In 1968, Reynard moved to New York.
"...one can recognize the difference between personal images of individual fantasy and the trace left by an experience received from a different level of reality. Our museums display the full spectrum—pieces hanging on the wall like corpses that were dead long before they were signed, to small bits of stone of unknown origin which are nevertheless still charged with energy, and able to reach us and to open our hearts. Even though we may not understand their hidden content, we feel the invitation to stand in front of their mystery. It is like another creation within the creation, revealing, in a way, our own immediacy and the real significance of a true representation."
Mr. Reynard's online portfolio can be viewed at http://paulreynard.com