(1936 - 2008)
Joseph William Dawley was active/lived in Texas, Arkansas. Joseph Dawley is known for figure-caricature, portrait and abstract painting.
Biography Joseph Dawley
The following biography, submitted March 2005, is from the daughter of the artist.
raised and educated in Texas, Joe Dawley moved to New Jersey in the
early 1960's where he remained. He painted in the traditional Old
Masters style until 1982, when the symptoms of Parkinson's - diagnosed
in 1975 - necessitated brain surgery. One of his accolades during that
period was being commissioned to paint the official portrait of Mother
Seton for the canonization in 1976.
After the surgery and much
recovery time, he found he had lost his fine motor skills needed to
paint Realism as he had. He taught himself Impressionism, and was
very successful at it.
He has appeared on all three major networks
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