Paul Rufe – I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 1, 1955 and lived there till my family relocated to Huntsville, ¬†Alabama in 1967 with my father’s job transfer to Redstone Arsenal. After two years at Mt. Gap Middle School, I attended Grissom High School in 1969 and upon graduation, entered the Memphis Academy of Arts (now Memphis Art College) in Memphis Tennessee in 1973. There I majored in Graphic Art, and Illustration. I also minored in Photography, Painting, and Sculpture. After recieving my Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design, I returned to Huntsville where I worked at an ad agency until moving to Dallas, Texas in 1980. For the eleven years I resided there, I worked for several art studios, ad agencies, and in house ad agencies in a full time capacity or on a freelance basis. I returned to Huntsville in 1991 when Catalina Lighting closed the Texas corporate office and consolidated to Miami. I have been residing at my present address since then.