Paul Cava

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Paul Cava (born 1949, Brooklyn, New York) is an American artist photographer and private photography dealer and publisher. He currently lives and works in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He received his BA in Cinematography from Richmond College CUNY in 1972 and his MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1975. Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works since 1976. Cava is also notable for his two decades (1979–1999) of owning and operating the Paul Cava Gallery in Philadelphia. His gallery exhibited work by various artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Ray Metzker, Joel-Peter Witkin, Lynn Davis, Jock Sturges, Irving Penn, Sean Scully, Jannis Kounellis, Mel Bochner, and Richard Misrach. Cava's work has been collected by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.


  • Collodion Visions: Large Plate Tintypes From The Collection of Paul Cava, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 2010
  • Eyemazing Magazine, Issue 03-2009, Portfolio of tintype collection with interview
  • Eyemazing Magazine, Issue 02-2006, Cover and portfolio
  • Walt Whitman & Paul Cava, Children of Adam from Leaves of Grass, edition Galerie Vevais, Germany in 2005
  • Paul Cava, Recent Work, Seraphin Gallery in 2001
  • Love and Desire, Curated and edited by William Ewing in 1999
  • Paul Cava, Paintings and Drawings, Ganser Gallery, Millersville University in 1997
  • Tradition And The Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas in 1994
  • Searching Out The Best, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988
  • Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia in 1982

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