Paul Ladnier, Professor Emeritus, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, taught painting and drawing for nearly forty years. He received numerous awards and recognition for the quality of his teaching and dedication to his students, the community and the university. Upon his retirement, UNF honored him with an eponymous scholarship, which provides educational funds for exceptional painting majors. He received the MFA degree from Syracuse University and the BFA degree from Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida. Paul has exhibited in solo exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout his career. He is an invited artist to many plein-air competitions and events throughout the United States. He taught two summers in Italy as part of UNF’s study abroad program. He has painted throughout the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
He is a member of The American Impressionist Society, The Society of Illustrators, since 1984, the prestigious Salmagundi Club, New York, the prestigious Florida artists organization FLAG. (Florida Artists Group.) He was one of eight charter members to start the CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, which has become a focal point of the arts. It has grown to more than 65 artists and studios.
Paul continues to travel, paint, exhibit his works, teach privately at his CoRK studio and conduct painting and drawing workshops.