Paul Milsoevich is an accomplished
artist, some say one of the best at portrait
painting. He enjoys portraits because of the
time that goes into creating one. "A painted
portrait takes hours to do. And if it's done
from the person actually sitting there, it's
three to 10 hours of the artists life that
was spent creating that portrait. Add the
physical properties of paint, plus
everything that the artist brings into
it, and also what kind of responses the
subject triggered in the artist.
Sometimes you can look at a painted
portrait and sense the hours that went
Paul attended school at El Camino Junior
College in California, where he was on the
golf team and took his first drawing class.
He later earned art degrees in 1963 and 1965
from Long Beach State in California. He
taught at Odessa College and Texas Tech
University before giving up his day job and
devoting all his time and energies to
Paul now resides in Santa
Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Patsie Ross.
He was the Hands-down favorite for an artist
to create portraits of people special to the
NRHC museum. This exhibit features portraits
of some of the people who have guided and
shaped the NRHC.