Ken Paprock first studied art by apprenticing under Karl Seethalar, a Viennese painter living in Long Beach, California. (1959-61). He then traveled to Mexico City to study under Raul Anguiano and Rufino Tamayo at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Esmeralda (1961). In 1962, Ken Paprock received a scholarship to the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (1962). Deciding to get a university degree, he then attended UCLA where he earned a BA in Studio Arts (1965) and an MA in Art (1966). Returning to Chicago, he taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (1966-68) until asked to develop the art curriculum for Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. There he was department head and taught studio arts.
Receiving his PhD in 1986, he joined the faculty in the Adult Education Department at Texas A&M University in order to design a degree in Human Resource Development. After that time he traveled extensively and did research in cross-cultural training and development, and designed courses in International HRD, Change Theory, Communications, and others.
His paintings and drawings are in collections around the world.” In 2003, the School of Education at Texas A & M University proudly purchased Falling Apples and Books.