Founder and Master Printer Pam Paulson came to California to study art, focusing on bay area figurative painting. Pam received her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982 where she worked as a teaching assistant for Robert Colescott.
In 1993, she founded Paulson Press, and began publishing in 1996.
Paulson Fontaine Press specializes in limited edition intaglio prints. The press emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich tradition of fine art printmaking. Paulson Fontaine Press’ philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where artists can do their best work. Paulson Fontaine Press has published more than 600 editions with more than 45 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Ross Bleckner, Spencer Finch, Charles Gaines, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Kerry James Marshall, and Martin Puryear. The press’ entire archive is now a part of the collection of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.