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Joseph V. Lubrano is an accomplished watercolor artist whose professional work dates from the early 1940s. Fifteen of his water colors from this period are included in the Index of American Design, a permanent collection in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Lubrano's renderings of American textiles for the Index laid the foundation for his realistic style and fine attention to detail. He brings to watercolor painting a meticulous sense of authenticity, especially in genre scenes from Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Lubrano studied at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School in Manhattan and later continued his art education at Cooper Union and the Brooklyn Museum. In 1945 his watercolors of Hawaiian scenes were displayed at the Honolulu Academy of Art. After a successful career as an advertising artist and art director, he returned to full time painting in 1980. Since then his works have been shown in galleries in New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC. In 1996 he received the Artist Showcase Award at the Manhattan Arts International Competition.
An officer of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society since 1984, and president since 1989, Lubrano is also president of the American Society of Contemporary Artists and is active in the art community at the Amalgamated Housing complex in the north Bronx.
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