Paul Ladnier, Professor Emeritus, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, taught painting and drawing for more than forty years. Upon his retirement, UNF honored him with a $25,000 eponymous student painting scholarship. He received the MFA degree from Syracuse University and the BFA degree from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The recipient of many awards, he has extensive one-artist exhibitions, participated in numerous group shows and is an invited artist to many plain-air competitions and events, including the prestigious, yearly, Publisher's invitational; "Painting the Adirondacks," and this year's; Publishers Invitational, Cuba. He has been a member of the Society of Illustrators since 1984 and in 2017 he was elected to the prestigious New Yard Salmagundi Club. Paul continues to paint, exhibit his works, teach privately, and conduct painting workshops.