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Artist: Residing in Boynton Beach, Florida and Calverton, New York. Add Comment


From early childhood in Manhattan, Ralph Papa had a fascination with drawing and painting. First lessons were from his father and later from drawing along with early TV artist, John Gnagy. He studied art and architecture in NYC at CCNY and Queens College and painted under Henry Gasser at the Art Students League. Papa__™s early works were primarily larger than life faces fostering a pensive mood with feelings of isolation and loneliness. In the past 20 years, Papa has lightened up as seen in his studio paintings while in Iran in 1978. Again, later in the 1990__™s, he shifted to painting landscapes on location in the Hudson Valley, the Hamptons on Long Island, and Palm Beach, Florida. Papa__™s paintings present an evolved style that is serene yet powerful that reflects his admiration and respect for nature and individuality.

Papa is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League and the Professional Artists__™ Guild at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. He paints both in New York and Southeast Florida and teaches drawing and painting at the Cultural Arts Center in Delray Beach. His paintings are in public and private collections in the United States and Canada.


8393 grand Messina Circle
Boynton Beach
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