Paul Missal

Professor Emeritus in Painting

MFA 1967 Yale University (Painting)
BFA 1965 Cleveland Institute of Art (Painting, Printmaking minor)

A painter and founding member of Blackfish Gallery, one of the nation’s oldest continuously running cooperative galleries, Missal has taught painting, drawing and design at PNCA since 1972. Classes he contributed curriculum to include The Costumed Figure, Observational Painting, The Narrative in Art, and Techniques of the Old Masters. Outside of his teaching responsibilities, he maintains an active studio practice while showing in numerous regional one-person shows. Missal also paints many official portrait commissions, including the official state portrait of Governor Bob Straub, four of the deans of OHSU, and Dr. Chenowith of the Devers Eye Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital. Currently, he is working on a portrait of retiring OHSU President Peter O. Kohler. In addition, Missal has painted numerous murals locally, nationally and internationally, in private residences and for companies and hotels such as The Benson Hotel and the Imperial Hotel, Portland; the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong and Bangkok; and the Hilton Hotel, Hong Kong. He was recently commissioned to paint for the website of Evolving Life Ministry, a global New Thought Church.