Paul founded Leopold Gallery in 1991. As an art consultant, his clients include Marvel Studios, H&R Block, the Kansas City Chiefs, the City of Boston, the Dallas Arboretum, and 1000s of private collectors. Working with a wide range of artists, he designs unique art programs for corporations, hospitals and stadiums. His projects have won national praise for their innovative approach and community impact. Paul also founded the Leopold Gallery Educational Foundation to provide opportunities for teenage artists from the inner city. He is the author of the acclaimed guidebook for artists, Living the Artist’s Life.
Paul and his wife, Annie, raised their sons in Kansas City, where he was a youth baseball coach. He has spent decades roaming America by motorcycle, riding through every contiguous state. Paul has lived in Alaska, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Italy, and England. He loves surfing, mountain-biking, and hiking. Check out his Survivor Audition.
Gallery Director / Art Consultant
Hilary graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012 with a BFA in Sculpture and is particularly knowledgeable about the major movements in European and American art. She is currently finishing up an M.A. in Art History at UMKC. Hilary manages day to day gallery operations, assists with art consulting projects, and oversees marketing, inventory, social media, website and SEO optimization. She is also an active member of P.E.O., a women's international philanthropic organization. In her spare time Hilary loves to travel the globe and visit new places, read novels, practice yoga, paint, and take walks with her Beagle/Basset mix, Millie.
Gallery Manager / Art Consultant
Josh graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. He assists with art consulting projects, oversees graphics and design, social media, gallery appearance and is the primary installer. His passions include writing music, spoiling/teasing his dog Zeke, sci-fi/horror books and movies, Japanese food, Thai food, and travel. He has traveled throughout Europe, biked Moab, hiked the Grand Canyon, and climbed Angels Landing in Zion.
Susan Munson is in charge of accounting, inventory, web maintenance, and research and development. She has over 30 years of business experience, including working for MMGY Global for several years. Outside of the gallery she has one daughter, enjoys cooking, traveling with her family, hanging out with her two torti cats, and redecorating her antebellum home in Westin, Missouri.
Ambassadors of Joy
From left to right: Millie, Stella, and Zeke.
Millie was rescued by Hilary four years ago from an abusive caged breeding situation, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now that Millie is free and healthy, she loves sunbathing, finding interesting smells on her walks, taking long naps on the bed behind the front desk of the gallery, watching animal documentaries, indulging in treats, and hitting the road with Mom.
Stella was rescued by Paul when she was two. She had been kept in a cage as a breeder then dumped in the country, severly underweight. Love and proper diet changed everything. She likes going for walks, talking naps in the gallery, and going to design meetings with Paul. Stella's also quite knowledgeable about contemporary art.
Zeke was adopted by Josh at a young age and has been spoiled his entire life. He enjoys eating, stealing treats from the other gallery pups, going on walks and runs, and greeting everyone that comes to the gallery. His favorite painter is Wayne Thiebaud, but we’re pretty sure he only likes the dessert paintings.