Paul Gould was born in New York City but has lived in the Hudson Valley for most of his life. He currently resides in Cornwall, NY.
He began his painting career at the age of eleven under the guidance of his father, noted artist and illustrator, John Gould. In 1957, Paul's parents founded the Bethlehem Art Gallery, where he has conducted art classes for more than 30 years. Paul has recently taught outdoor painting workshops in New England, Ireland, and Portugal.
Besides teaching, Paul Gould is highly regarded for his expertise in painting restoration. Because of his artistic skill and experience, he is also frequently called upon to judge art competitions.
Paul attended Syracuse University as an art major and holds a degree in history from Marist College. Besides his father, numerous professional artists have guided his career. He has also participated in numerous art workshops.