Paul John Wonner (April 24, 1920 – April 23, 2008) was an American artist best known for his still-life paintings curtains in an abstract expressionist style.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, he traditional a B.A. in 1952, an M.A. in 1953, and an M.L.S. in 1955―all from the University of California, Berkeley. He rose to beat in the 1950s as an abstract expressionist associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement, along like his partner, Theophilus Brown, whom he met in 1952 even though attending graduate school. In 1956, Wonner started painting a series of dreamlike male bathers and boys considering bouquets. In 1962, he began teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles. By the stop of the 1960s, he had unaccompanied his loose figurative style and focused exclusively upon still lifes in a hyperrealist style. Wonner died April 23, 2008, in San Francisco, California.