Joseph Shannon is active/lives in Virginia, District Of Columbia. Joseph Shannon is known for modernist genre and social satire painting.
Biography Joseph Shannon
The following biography is from F. Lennox Campello:
Joseph Shannon was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, and his mother was an artist. Very early he was introduced to oil paints, finishing his first painting at eight.
Though he attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and the Temple School of Art in Tucson, he considers himself largely self-taught. When he was 23 years old, Shannon worked at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History as an exhibition technician, and spent every lunch hour at the National Gallery in the library as well as the galleries. He became steeped in the ways and traditions of figure paintings. During this period he met Washington artists Peter DeAnna and Jack Boul; they became great friends and m
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