Erich Paulsen was born in a small village near Berlin. Erich showed a prodigious talent for painting as he was growing up. But his father urged him to learn a “normal” profession and so he became a varnisher and whitewasher. The foreman in that firm painted landscapes in his leisure time and the young Paulsen watched him. He was very eager to try also to do a painting. But he had no money nor to buy colour tubes nor brushes. So one day he took clandestinely some of the colours, but he could not take brushes which the foreman kept in a separate place. So he used the scraper spatula which he normally took to remove old layers of colour and he painted a landscape with houses. When the foreman saw this he gave him a big threshold, then he looked at Paulsen’s first painting and said “You are much more talented than I. you can take all my colours, you will have good success.”
This was the start for a very successful artistic career, which led him to the Meisterschule fur Marlerei up ton one of the most known artists.
In general Erich Paulsen prefers to paint landscapes and city scenes. The vibrancy of his palette and strong textual approach using a palette knife, give his paintings a particular flair that is completely unique in the field of contemporary art. At once, Paulsen continues the legacy of impressionist painting, and bring his work into modern age. Critically Paulsen has attracted high acclaim throughout the world. His work has been recognised in a number of exhibitions from New York to Sydney and enjoys a growing collective of serious collectors.
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