From 1986 to 1998, he divided his time between permanent studios in Paris, France and Brentwood, Tennessee. He was chosen in 1981 to represent the United States. in the Bienal de Arte in Medellin. In 1994, he had a major exhibition of his work at the invitation of Caen, France.
Curated by Galerie Déprez-Bellorget of Paris, this one-man exhibition was the official art show of the Doctorate-Day 50th anniversary remembrances.
His work was also featured in the television movie Pronto. The Harmon painting Walking Manitoba, from this competition was chosen by Princess Caroline of Monaco for her private collection.
In connection with the Prix de la Ville de Monaco, a canvas was commissioned by the Principality of Monaco for its permanent collection. A comprehensive book, “Paul Harmon: Crossing Borders” is now in print.
This 360 page color volume covers canvases from 1961 to mid 2009.
Over 526 paintings are featured along with an essay by Art Historian Robert L. McGrath, Professor of Art History, Emeritus, Dartmouth College. A comprehensive collection of Paul Harmon personal and professional papers and images are maintained by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington District of Columbia He inherited the executorship of expressionist painter Eugene Biel-Bienne (1902-1969). Personal life
He lives on a 1793 farm in Brentwood, Tennessee, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.