March 9, 1913 - March 8, 2002
Paul Wing passed away on March 8, 2002. He died peacefully in his sleep and will be sadly missed by the international 3D-community.
Paul was a stereo enthusiast since he was young, and he will not only be remembered for his hyper-stereos, his wonderful collection of antique stereoviewers, his outstanding book about stereoscopes, but also for his personality.
Paul Wing was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts on March 9, 1913. He graduated in 1934 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a leading specialist in the design and application of process control valves throughout a 48-year career in instrumentation.
Paul Wing was named a Fellow of the National Stereoscopic Association in 1985. He has served the Board of Directors of NSA and also received a special Outstanding Stereographer Award in 1990 from the Association. At the NSA annual meeting in 1979 he was recognized with a Life Achievement Award from the Stereoscopic Society American Branch (now SSA).
Paul was also a Fellow in the Third Dimension Society of Great Britain and a charter member of the Photographic Historical Society of New England. He was a member and past president of the International Stereoscopic Union (ISU) and has been a member of Great Britain's Stereoscopic Society for about 50 years. In 1994, the ISU awarded Paul a Certificate of Appreciation in which he was characterized as "a teacher and inspiration to us all."
He was also known internationally for his modern stereoscopic slides and prints. A member of the Photographic Society of America since 1967, he had a substantial record in Salon competition and in 1994 was awarded a Fellowship.
At the 1995 annual meeting of the Stereoscopic Society of America, Paul Wing was granted Life Membership status.
The collection of nineteenth century stereoscopes that Paul gathered is important and outstanding.
I feel very privileged to have known Paul for almost 15 years, he was
a true inspiration. I have lost a dear friend.