Paul D. Ortlip (1926-2008), an American Impressionist, was the youngest of seven offspring of renowned artists H. Willard Ortlip and Aimee Eschner Ortlip. He found art to be his life's calling. Growing p with a paintbrush in hand, he trained with his parents in their fabled studio high above the Hudson River and Edgewater, on the cliffs of Fort Lee, N.J. Paul served in the U.S. Army in Italy and Korea and was a veteran of World War II. His military service was the beginning of many trips around the world, always with sketchbook in hand. Following his return to civilian life, he honed his painting and drawing skills in New York at the Art Students League and in Paris at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere.