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The son, grandson, and great-grandson of artists, (and the father of one,) Paul is an internationally published author and illustrator of picture books for children. 

His art and writing have been honored by The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Magazines, the Maurice Sendak Fellowship, the Society of American Travel Writers, Kirkus Magazine, and others.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Paul now resides in Seattle. When not writing or illustrating, you might see him tromping with his paintbox through old growth forests or atop craggy mountain peaks.

email: paul@paulschmidstudio.com