E Joseph Fontaine
(1929 - 2004)
E. Joseph Fontaine was active/lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island / Italy. E Fontaine is known for city landmark scene paintings, outdoor florals.
Biography E. Joseph Fontaine
E. Joseph Fontaine,
Written by Debbie Ray
Some artists dabble in a variety of media before finding their calling; others are drawn to a wide range of subject composition. Neither was the case with Wellesley artist E. Joseph Fontaine (1929-2004) whose name is synonymous with local landmarks like Newbury Street, Boston Common, the Public Garden, the famous Make Way For Ducklings sculpture, and his most noted subjects, Boston’s beloved Swan Boats. He preferred painting these scenes, always in oil, because, as he told The Providence Journal shortly before his death, “I have to paint the kinds of pictures I enjoy looking at myself.”
As it happened, many others have enjoyed looking at these kinds of pictures as we
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