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Representational Realism in Oil Painting


Joseph Alexander is a portrait and still life artist in the rolling hills of southeastern Minnesota's Driftless area. A third-generation oil painter, Joseph is the founder of Driftless Art Academy in Rochester, MN. Joseph studies portraiture with celebrated portrait painter, illustrator, and ARC Associate Living Master, Kevin Murphy. His artistic training also includes several years of study under classical master artist Dan Petrov.

Joseph is a member of Oil Painters of America, the National Portrait Society, and the Minnesota Artists Association.

Joseph accepts work by commission and offers a limited quantity of non-commissioned original paintings for sale. See the Selected Work page and contact us directly for sales.

Joseph lives with his husband, globally renowned information security expert John Alexander, and their German Shepherd Dog, locally renowned professional shedder Eljay. 

Art is the foundation of culture. It is how our species expresses itself
and how we
validate our existence.
It is how we teach the future
who we are.
Art does this
like no other human endeavor.

- Joseph Alexander

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