DoneAug 25, 2022 1:41 PM EDT
Pasadena, CA, United States
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Paul Showalter

Pasadena Antique Warehouse is proud to feature the paintings, drawings, and life-time collection of Paul E. Showalter. Paul Showalter was an extremely talented Pasadena native and collaborated with companies like MGM, Disney, and IBM. He was an innovative artist and explored many different mediums from poetry to painting and designing. Paul studied art and design at Pasadena City College, and later received a full scholarship to study at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) and Otis Art Institute (now Otis-Parson) in Los Angeles, majoring in Advertising Design and Illustration. In 1966, Paul founded the Graphics and Communication Department at the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the first major art museum in Los Angeles, setting high standards of museum graphics throughout Southern California. In 1974, Paul founded his own commercial graphic design firm, which specialized in the design of corporate identity programs, exhibition graphics, illustration, and print communications. Paul designed floats for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade, with his Dr. Pepper float entitled “Backyard Barbeque†winning the “Most Humorous†award. Among his many projects, Paul designed over 30 movie posters for MGM, graphics and exhibits for Disneyland and Main Street USA Disney World, Florida. He also designed a new trademark logo for the City of Long Beach, California, chosen against 137 other concepts submitted by designers and design firms throughout the United States. From 1999 to the end of his life, Paul increased his focus on his fine art and his poetry. He has exhibited his fine art in the United States and China, and was equally accomplished in the use of oil, watercolor, ink, and paper sculpture.
 
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