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Joseph Lorusso, 1966 | Impressionist Figurative painter



American painter* Joseph Lorusso was born in Chicago, Illinois and received his formal training at the American Academy of Art. He went on to receive his B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Born of Italian descent, Lorusso was exposed to art at an early age. Through several early trips to Italy, his parents introduced him to the works of the Italian Masters. Lorusso would look to these influences throughout his early artistic development and they are still evident in his work today.

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

While in school, Lorusso majored in watercolor and considers himself self-taught as an oil painter. He learned to paint by studying the works of master painters, often losing himself in the halls of the Chicago Art Institute during lunch hours, which frequently turned into afternoons of self-study.
Joseph Lorusso creates landscapes and figurative works. In painting these subjects, Lorusso has concentrated on honing his powers of observation, especially as it concerns to color, texture, form and composition.
Lorusso’s paintings have been described as warm and dreamlike, places of restful escape with a sense of spirituality, and share timelessness with the works of other eras.

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter
I believe truly great art serves as a trigger into something deeper within all of us” - Joseph Lorusso
Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter



Discovering the works of the Impressionists, he gravitated towards the works of Édouard Manet 1832-1883 and Vuillard Lorusso searched for similar work of such emotion and soon became an avid student of painting, seeking out and immersing himself in the works of various artists.
This path would ultimately lead him to the works of John Singer Sargent 1856-1925, Joaquín Sorolla 1863-1923, Whistler and a whole army of lesser-known yet equally capable painters. Within this group of artists, Lorusso would find a sense of identity.
In these masterful works, he saw the power to harness emotion and convey it with power and confidence, yet with delicacy and tasteful restraint.
He also saw in these artists the ability to express the "essence” of an object with just a few carefully chosen brushstrokes, creating a visceral and intuitive state of painting.

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Lorusso’s work has been shown internationally and has won numerous awards* and honors.
He has been featured in American Artist magazine, Southwest Art, U.S. Art, Art Antiques, The Artists Magazine, Art News, American Art Collector, International Artist and Art Talk magazines.
Lorusso’s work is part of many private collections; he is represented by Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Overland Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA, Morris Whiteside Gallery, Hilton Head, SC, and Galerie-du-Soleil, Naples, FL.

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Il pittore Americano di origine italiana Joseph Lorusso è nato a Chicago. Fin da piccolo ha avuto modo di vedere opere d’arte dei più famosi artisti italiani durante i viaggi in Italia con i suoi genitori.
Queste opere hanno sempre in qualche modo influenzato il suo lavoro, e lo influenzano ancora oggi a distanza di anni.
Joseph ha frequentato la “American Academy of Art”, che si trova nella sua città, a Chicago, ed ha poi ottenuto un BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) al Kansas City Art Institute.
Durante i suoi studi si è specializzato nella pittura ad acquerello, ed è per questo che si considera autodidatta nell’uso dei colori a olio, il tipo di colori che ad oggi più utilizza nei suoi ritratti.
Ha imparato a dipingere guardando ai lavori dei grandi pittori, perdendosi dentro le sale del Chicago Art Institute nel tempo che aveva a disposizione durante le pause pranzo, che spesso però si trasformava in interi pomeriggi di studio.
I suoi dipinti sono stati descritti come sognanti, riposanti, con un senso di spiritualità.
L’artista dice “credo che la vera arte serva a scavare a fondo dentro ognuno di noi”.
Le emozioni evocate dai suoi dipinti lasciano un profondo senso di quiete e ricordano la bellezza che si trova nella semplice vita di tutti i giorni.
Rappresenta le persone come misteriose, romantiche ma anche famigliari, dipinte in un modo in cui spesso potremmo rivedere noi stessi. Questi dipinti riescono a creare un legame con l’osservatore, un legame intimo e personale.

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter

Joseph Lorusso 1966 | American Figurative painter


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