I had the great good fortune recently to meet Paul Zelanski, Professor Emeritus from the University of Connecticut art department. At age 83, he still works every single day in his studio with the result of his being massively productive. His collages are fresh and fine, each 5″ x 7″ work seeming to breathe onto the viewer the life that Zelanski composed in it.
Hearing about his life in art, which began at age 7, gave me a lot to think about in terms of how an artist keeps himself vital, productive, and significant year after year. Zelanski is a model and an inspiration for anyone thinking about the why and how of decades of commitment to art.
– Ann Starr
Upper Hand Press
Read the editorial story on her visit to Paul’s studio.