Paul Tapia Biography

paul_tapiaPaul Tapia was born in San Francisco on August 14, 1940. He is of Spanish, German and Greek descent. Tapia’s most enjoyable pastimes include traveling the world with his art, doing professional archeology, the San Francisco 49ers and being alone with his Julie.

Paul Tapia, a native San Franciscan, is among the greates living abstract artists in the world today. some collectors describe his work as powerful while others allude to the ethereal, self-illuminating essence of the work.

Tapia allows others to title his work, feelling an artist’s title can take away the personal interpretation from the painting.

He is spontaneous, outspoken and very philosophical admitting that he is a ‘sentimental sap’. He says, “Most artists are a little different than the rest of humanity, so I fit right in.” Those who know Tapia agree that his paintings are an accurate extension of his unique personality.

It was Michelangelo who said that beauty needs neither apology nor explanation. It is there to be enjoyed, to be appreciated, to be absorbed by the physical senses.


Gary Fenske and Paul Tapia

Paul Tapia’s abstracts fully encompass Michelangelo’s theory.