Paul Dorrell founded LEOPOLD gallery in 1991. As an art consultant his clients include Warner Brothers, H&R Block, the Mayo Clinic, Steven Spielberg, the National D-Day Memorial, the Kansas City Chiefs, and over one thousand private, civic and corporate collectors. Dorrell also mentors scores of teenage artists from urban areas through his educational foundation.
His acclaimed guidebook for artists, Living the Artist’s Life, Updated & Revised, has taken him on a tour of 50 cities, where he has won praise for his talks at The Art Students League of New York, Books and Books in Miami, Book Passage in San Francisco, and scores of other venues. He has been interviewed on 35 Public Radio stations, in the Associated Press, and on NBC.
Living the Artist’s Life, Updated & Revised, is part guidebook, part social commentary. This, and Dorrell’s experience as a visionary art consultant, have made him a national figure in the arts and in what he calls “The Regional Renaissance.” Consequently his signings at art centers and bookstores are well attended by artists, teachers, and students. He also teaches career seminars.
Reared in Kansas City and educated at the University of Kansas, Dorrell has spent years roaming America by motorcycle, riding through every contiguous state. He has lived in Alaska, New York, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Seattle, Italy, and England. He makes his home in Kansas City, where Leopold Gallery is based, and works with clients nationwide.