Joseph Capuana - Artist

About Joseph Capuana

Learn more about Joseph Capuana from Buffalo, NY - United States.

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I seriously began drawing at the age of 8 years old. I have educated myself about art and drawing from books, museums and other artists. My earliest artistic inspirations came from the beautiful oil paintings on the walls of Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church (located at 648 Jay Street in Utica, N.Y.), the Voyage of Life paintings by Thomas Cole at the Munson Williams Museum (located at 310 Genesee Street, Utica, N.Y.) and from various 19th century woodcuts and steel engravings by Gustav Dore.

My greatest artistic inspirations have been: Thomas Cole, Salvadore Dali, Gustav Dore, Andrew Wyeth, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch and Raphael. During September of 1987, my work was featured in American Artist magazine. As you may notice, I use the ballpoint pen for much of my artwork. I have developed a technique of using the pen on the side of the ball at the head to create multi-levels of gray and shading tones in finely detailed and textured work. My favorite mediums to use are charcoal and the Illustrator ballpoint pen.

Exhibit History:

The Hi-Temp 12
79 Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY
Friday, December 12, 2014

Hallwalls 2014 Members Exhibition
Friday, July 18, 2014

Rust Belt Books Gallery
Frederick Seaton and Joseph Capuana Group Show
October 1 - Oct. 3 2013

Gallery 141b
141b Elmwood Ave,. Buffalo, NY
Group Show
June 9, 2006

Cosmopolitan Model Gallery
Group Show
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Joseph Capuana joined Licensing on January 25th, 2007.