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Paul McDonough | American, 1941 -

Paul McDonough was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1941. After graduating from high school in 1958, he moved to Boston, where he graduated from the New England School of Art. In 1967, he moved to New York City. He has worked as a free-lance photographer, paste-up mechanical artist and adjunct professor of photography at Pratt Institute, Yale University, Cooper Union, Marymount College, Parsons School of Design and Fordham University.

He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work is in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the DeCordova Museum, and the Joseph Seagrams Collection.

He has received extensive press coverage, including several write-ups in the New Yorker, (one by Pulitzer prize winner Hilton Als), as well as reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Photo-Eye and Hyperallergic. He and his wife live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A monograph on his work was published in 2010 by Umbrage editions, Paul McDonough, New York Photographs 1968-78, with an essay by Susan Kismaric.