Born in Wisconsin but living in California for many years, Paul Youngman has rapidly become one of the Napa Valley’s finest and most popular painters of the California Wine Country, moving there in 1994.
Youngman majored in Fine Art and Graphic Art at the University of California in Los Angeles, and became an architectural and free-lance illustrator. After twenty years in the commercial art field, he chose to expand upon his natural ability as a painter. His plein air and studio workshops draw professional and emerging artists to the Napa Valley.
Youngman's paintings have won wide recognition among serious corporate and private collectors, which include such notables as Leon Panetta, Mohammed Ali, Dole Pineapple Corporation, Hollister, Incorporated, the late Composer Elmer Bernstein and others. Several of Youngman’s paintings were featured in the 2007 movie production of “Bottle Shock” starring Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman.
Paul Youngman is an Artist Member of California Art Club and Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), and has served as a Juror for new OPA Signature Members. He has been featured in most national art magazines, and is represented by Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, California.