Born in Detroit to parents of Hungarian ancestry, Paul's family resided in suburban Chicago and later returned to the Detroit area during his childhood years. In this impressionable time frame he would visit the Art Institute of Chicago and later during high school years, the Detroit Institute of Art. His interest in many art forms was nurtured at Central Michigan University where he received a BA in Art education and an MA in Art, with a concentration in sculpture.
Although he finds drawing and printmaking to be quite rewarding facets in art, most of his studio time is concentrated on sculpture. From the early 1970's to present he has balanced the careers of Art teacher and sculptor. His teaching career has taken him to four high schools throughout Michigan from the Detroit area to Marquette County. In 2008 he retired from teaching to concentrate his energy on sculpture. In 2009 he was commissioned to create a nine foot bronze sculpture that was installed by Lake Michigan.