Artist of the moment…..Joseph Stella

Joseph Stella was a painter who explored both realism and futurism in his work. Joseph Stella was born in Lucano, Italy in the year 1855. The artist came to the United States to seek a degree and career in the medical profession. Upon arriving in the states Stella discovered his love of art. Stella painted everything from people, to landscapes, and portraits. His most renown works are very modern paintings of New York city.

Stella worked in oils and pastels.

In this clip a great montage of works by Stella. The viewer can see his love of painting bridges.

Studying at the Art Students League of New York he was able to mentor under artist William Merritt Chase.

Joseph Stella was able to support himself as an artist by becoming an illustrator.

After this stint as an illustrator Stella returned to Italy where he saw modernist works for the first time.

The artist was included in the groundbreaking Chicago Armory Show of 1913.

A recurring theme in the artist’s work was bridges, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge.

Joseph Stella passed away in 1946 at the age of 69.

Stella is included in prominent museums the Chicago Art Institute, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts located in Boston, Massachusetts.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 for pencil drawings to $400,000 for original paintings.

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