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Paul Klein (born 1946) is an American art dealer. He was chosen as 2006 Man of the Year by the Chicago Society of Artists.[1]

Klein works for the Bridge Group providing financial and legacy planning for collectors. He was the first executive director of the Chicago ART Project.[2] From 2004-2008 he was the art curator for the 2,500,000-square-foot (230,000 m2) expansion of McCormick Place,[3] the editor of ArtLetter,[1] and wrote for "Chicago Life" which was distributed regionally in the New York Times.[citation needed]

Klein has been a frequent panelist, appearing with Dawoud Bey, Tony Fitzpatrick, Wesley Kimler, Juan Angel Chavez, Joyce Owens, and Hamza Walker. He owned and operated Klein Art Works,[4] a cutting edge art gallery in Chicago until 2004. Originally located in River North Gallery District, in 1981 it moved to River West in 1989 contributing to the development of that gallery area.

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s popular 12 x 12 program of presenting one Chicago artist a month is attributable to him.[citation needed]

He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.

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  1. ^ a b "Paul Klein". Chicago Public Radio. Archived from the original on July 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  2. ^ "Chicago Art Project gets real". Chicago Tribune. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2008-06-02.[dead link]
  3. ^ "A Private Museum of Public Art". Chicago Reader. 2007-08-17. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  4. ^ "Klein gallery knows sculpture inside out". Chicago Sun-Times. 1990-04-27. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2008-06-02.