Boy Dreamer: An Artist's Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds

Boy Dreamer: An Artist's Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds

by Paul Ecke

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ISBN-13: 9781732329201
Publisher: Paul Ecke
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 316,019
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Paul Ecke, a former educator, has been a professional artist for over three decades. He is a painter of contemporary non-figurative and figurative works on canvas and panel. His works are an amalgam of color, texture, and movement achieved through application of oil and acrylic paints to canvas, all applied by brush, hand, and even trowel. The results are colorful thought- and emotion-provoking images that convey the inner strength, conviction, and complexity of the artist.

After pursuing a career teaching art in the California public school system, he headed the entire district's art program. Ecke enjoyed his nine years as an educator but longed to pursue a full-time career in the creation of his own art. Ecke has been a full-time contributor to the contemporary art world since 1985. His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, Philippines, and the Daytona, Florida's Museum of Arts and Science. He has shown in galleries in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Palm Springs, Florida, the Philippines, and Indonesia. His works are in many private and corporate collections, including those of Universal Studios, Jimmy Z Sportswear, Taco Bell, Flojet Corporation, Carsey Warner Productions, and Dionne Warwick's collection. Works by Paul Ecke are already slated to be part of an endowment of contemporary paintings and graphic art to the Tate Museum of Contemporary Art in London. He has been the featured artist in numerous publications, including: Los Angeles Times, International Fine Art Collector Magazine, Space Magazine, and California Homes and Gardens.

He was educated at California State University, Fullerton, receiving degrees in art with an emphasis in ceramic arts and painting.

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Anonymous 10 months ago
OMG! "Boy Dreamer" pulled me in from the first page. I had a difficult time setting the book down. Compelling story of triumph against the odds. Must read!!!
Jeff O'Connor 10 months ago
Boy Dreamer is a boldly real and poignant tale of unbridled faith, ambition, hope and survival. Ecke yields an unwavering and vivid approach to his storytelling. He revisits dark and painful memories of his early childhood, ongoing struggles of adolescence, personal identity and self-awareness, dynamic family and personal relationships, and revelations of his cancer diagnosis, that ultimately drive and further echoes his creative genius well in to his adult years as a professional artist. The emotional and spiritual journey throughout the text is at times wildly entertaining and amusing but more appropriately quite liberating, inspiring and informative as well.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I Loved This Book! I could not put in down, read it in one evening. Such an interesting life! Paul reveals himself to share his evolution through a very difficult path, all the while winning your heart. A must read
Anonymous 9 months ago
As a college professor for the past twenty years and an educational psychologist for the past twenty-five years, I'm always looking for books to help my students understand developmental theory has it applies to individual psychological perspective, Boy Dream is that book. Boy Dreamer is a excellent book for every college course that illustrates the association between Maturational Development and childhood trauma. Dr. Gary LeFebvre