Paul Clervi

Professor Emeritus, Art


Areas of Expertise:

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramic arts
  • Paul Clervi has been a professor at Willam Woods University for more than 40 years, and served as the chair of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts for 15 years. Professor Clervi teaches ceramics, sculpture and the capstone Senior Practicum course. He is an active sculptor and ceramic artist.


  • Ox-Bow School of Painting, Michigan
  • M.F.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Achievements:

  • Faculty member, William Woods University, since 1968
  • Local Outside Sculpture Commissions:
  • Warrene Tuttle Williams Garden‐Fulton, Mo. Commissioned by: Estate of Warrene Tuttle Williams
  • John Randolph Memorial Sculpture‐ Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. Commissioned by: John Randolph Memorial Fund
  • John Blattner Memorial Sculpture‐William Woods University, Fulton, Mo. Commisioned by William Woods University


    Gallery Affiliations:
  • Dunkin Street Gallery‐Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Boody Fine Arts‐St. Louis, Mo.
  • Eaverhart Gallery‐Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Bedyk Gallery‐Kansas, City, Mo.
  • Genuine Imitations Gallery‐Portland, Ore.

Honors and/or awards:

  • Recipient, Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994


    Publications and Reviews:
  • Oct. 1989 Columbia Tribune
  • Oct. 1987 Art Journal, Kansas City Star
  • Spring 1983 New Art Examiner