BiographyPaul Biorn exhibited two paintings in the Fine Arts Festivals at Luther College, Still Life No. and Landscape. These paintings were created while he was a member of the Art Department Faculty at Luther College.
Biorn was born in 1940. He received his MA in 1965 and his MFA in 1966 from the University of Iowa. After leaving Luther in 1968, Biorn taught at Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, until 1978. During his time there, he exhibited frequently at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota State, Brookings, and North Dakota State, Fargo.
After leaving Northern State College, Biorn changed direction and started an alternate energy wind and solar business. After 1980, he worked for the K.O. Lee Co, an industrial machinery manufacturer. He moved to Fairport, New York as their representative for New York State. He and his family moved back to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1992. Biorn died in St. Cloud in 1999.
In correspondence kept in the Fine Arts Collection files, Paul Biorn indicated he is a relative of the noted Norwegian-American artist, Emil Biorn, also represented in the Fine Arts Collection.