“I was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 30, 1943. I grew up in Nutley, New Jersey near the meadowlands and the Lincoln Tunnel and New York City. I left school early in the middle of my 11th year. I wandered around doing odd jobs and at nineteen I realized that my life was going nowhere, so in 1963 I joined the army. I was sent to Heidelberg, Germany where I spent 32 months. I got my GED and then took some classes at Heidelberg University. I started studying photography, drawing, and painting. I started traveling and visiting museums all over Europe. I went to the Louvre in Paris and saw the Mona Lisa. I visited the Victoria Art Gallery in the United Kingdom, the Po Lazzo Rossini in Venice, Italy, and many others. After my travels I started painting, first with oils and later with acrylics.
On my return to the states I opened a home improvement business. I continued painting as a hobby. One day while walking in Greenwich Village, I went into a gallery and met Mark King who is a well-known artist today. After talking with Mark, he told me to bring in a couple of my paintings and he would take a look. I did that and he said I had a lot of talent but had much to learn and he was willing to teach me. I studied with Mark for two years until he moved to Las Vegas and became a very popular and accomplished artist. His paintings and prints are sold all over the world today.
In the early 80’s I decided to go professional. I started doing shows all over the country with The Glenn Harris Productions Group. I did that until the late 80’s, I could no longer make enough to support my family so I went back to my business as a general contractor. I did not paint for many years. I retired in 2017 and my kids wanted me to paint again. In early 2018 I decided to start painting again. I have completed many paintings and decided to show my work. After speaking with éclat Law, I am honored to display my artwork at their gallery. They are located in the heart of Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs. 307 Cranes Roost Boulevard, Suite 2010. You are invited to attend their many shows or walk the halls of their gallery and enjoy the many fine artists on display here.” – Joseph Eulo