Joseph Genova, a native of Italy, moved to New York at the age of nine. He studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Although he is mainly self-taught as an artist, he has drawn inspiration from masters such as Caravaggio and his use of chiaroscuro, the strong contrast between light and dark to create depth and drama in a work of art.
His art has been featured throughout the country in solo shows, including at the Illinois Art Institute, the Hammond Museum and the Morris Museum. His paintings are on view in various galleries throughout the United States and many private collections in Mexico, Thailand, Canada and Europe. He lives in Rye, New York, with his wife, Margaret.
The collection is on display in the Conservation Center Gallery, April 26 – July 17.