Phil Paradise is a well-listed and multi-talented painter, printmaker,
illustrator, and teacher.
Born in 1905 in Oregon, he was raised in Bakersfield, California, and
attended the Chouinard Art Institute, and studied with F. Tolles Chamberlin,
Leon Kroll, and Rico Lebrun. His works were influenced by his travels to
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
He taught both at Chouinard Art Institute and Scripps's College, and in
the 1940's set up his studio in Cambria, and began producing Cubist themed
serigraph prints. His works were shown at the Art Institute of Chicago,
Museum of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Whitney
Museum of American Art. He died in 1997.
Another detail of this artwork is below