Joseph has been making pictures for as long as he can remember. The son of two illustrators, he began his formal art training at Lower Merion High School and continued his education at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he was awarded the four-year Silas H. Rhodes scholarship. Joseph's time at college deepened his love for depicting faces, and he began working professionally as a portrait painter upon graduating. Two years later, he won both Best of Show and the People’s Choice Award at the Portrait Society of America’s 2005 International Portrait Competition. A fortuitous meeting with Minnie S. Churchill – director of the Churchill Heritage and keynote speaker at the conference – led to a steady stream of commissions on both sides of the Atlantic. Today, Joseph’s public and private commissions hang in collections across America and the U.K. Whenever they can, Joseph and his wife Maria enjoy seeking out paintable subjects in the gardens, fields, and woods surrounding their home in Vestal, New York.
You can visit Joseph's website to view more of his work here.