A resident of Westchester County for more than 80 years, Paul D. Harrington has been engaged in many aspects of the art field.
In the seventh grade a school project of interviewing the many illustrators in New Rochelle in the late thirties resulted in Paul?s meeting Norman Rockwell. His interest is art continued to build and after High School he attended New York Phoenix School of Design in Manhattan. After 15 years working in commercial art studios and ad agencies in New York City, he was hired as the Art Director of a two-person studio in White Plains. The business grew, the owner retired, and Paul became the President of the studio, which had a 25-year run in White Plains and Armonk.
The studio produced art for General Foods Corporation, IBM, and Continental Baking to name a few. The studio was called Harrington & Cossio, and remained in business until 1989 when Mr. Harrington retired.
During all this Paul was developing his love of watercolor painting. After his retirement he found he could concentrate his attention on Fine Art. His work includes paintings of the Hudson River, Nantucket, Bermuda, California, France, China, and Africa. He has exhibited in Nantucket, Bedford, Dobbs Ferry, Yonkers, Peekskill, Harlem, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, White Plains, and The Rye Art Gallery. His work has been collected by clients coast to coast and internationally and includes two originals in the permanent collection of Readers Digest.
Paul passed peacefully on February 22nd, 2019 at home with his family. His colorful, adventurous life continues to be celebrated every day by his family and friends. We will all miss him dearly. We are eternally grateful that his sweet and gentle spirit lives on through his beautiful works of art, his words, memories of his laughter, and his kind heart. His website and his Facebook page will be maintained by his son James Harrington and his granddaughter Taylor Harrington.