Joseph Sulkowski honed his artistic talents first at America's oldest art school, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He then continued his studies into the principles and techniques of the Old Masters at the venerable Art Students League of New York where he finished in 1979. As an artist steeped in tradition, Sulkowski, like the Renaissance artists before him, is passionately involved in the medium of his craft. He regards the meticulous preparation of his paints, oils and varnishes as a major asset which allows him to more fully express his creative intentions in paint on canvas. Sulkowski's paintings may best be described as a fusion of masterful l6th and 17th century Italian and Flemish techniques with a brilliant contemporary flair for expressive brushwork and luminous color that energizes his work. He is a life member of the Art Students League of New York, the American Artists Professional League, the National Society of Mural Painters, the National Arts Club, New York, and Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists.