- Date: Thursday, February 11, 4:00 p.m.
- Event will be livestreamed on the Millikin University Facebook page
About Paul Branton
Paul Branton was born in 1973 in Chicago. He was influenced at an early age by the sights and sounds of the South Side’s urban environment. Writing short stories and putting on plays with his sister quickly became a passion and a means of expressing himself. It was this passion that guided his education, which ultimately guided his career.
Choosing visual art as his main focus, he entered Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., majoring in Commercial Art with a strong emphasis in painting. It was at Millikin where he also discovered a love for poetry, a strong desire for painting, eventually putting on a one-man art exhibit displaying his works.
The art of Paul Branton is/has been exhibited throughout Illinois, including Millikin University, South Side Community Art Center, Gallery Guichard, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery D’Estee, Phoenix Gallery, NYCH Gallery, Chicago Truborn, Legendary Gallery, Galleryna 19, Art Basel Miami and Hyde Park Art Center. Paul served as a Juror for the 50th Anniversary of Black Creativity (Museum of Science and Industry/Chicago) in 2020. His art hangs in the homes of private owners from New York to Los Angeles.
Calendars featuring Branton’s original artwork are on sale for $30 each. Money from each calendar sale will go to the Pauline Phillips Scholarship Fund–an endowed scholarship established by Millikin African American alumni in honor of Pauline Phillips. Phillips served as director of Housekeeping for Millikin from 1964-88 and was well known for her caring and nurturing of students. The scholarship may be given to a deserving African American student.
Purchase a Paul Branton Calendar here!
View Paul's website here.