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Acrylic/ linen
19.5 x 17.5 in 50 x 45 cm


5 x 5: Celebrating Five Years
August 28, 2014 - September 11, 2014
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA

Two Painters - Two Paintings
Joseph Hughes - Peter Tollens

May 2014
Kunstraum K 634
Cologne, Germany

Recent Paintings
June 2013
Galerie Katharina Krohn
Basel, Switzerland

ReFocus: Art of the 1970s
April 28, 2012 – August 26, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art | Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Joseph Hughes and Color Painting: Joseph Hughes has resolved, perhaps better than anyone else working today, the dauntingly complex relationship between the immaterial aura of color and the physical support that generates the color image.

Considered physically, Hughes's painting keeps the color superbly grounded to the surface of the canvas; considered metaphysically, his painting assures us with equal credibility that color resides in an immaterial realm... (continued)

-George Lawson, 2002


Born in Moundsville, WV

1967 Moved to San Francisco, CA,
  Lives and works in San Francisco, CA


1964 BA, Marshall University, 1964
Magna Cum Laude/ Honors in Art and English Literature
West Virginia Board of Education Fellowship
1964 University of London,
Graduate Tutorial Honors
1964 University of Cincinnati,
NDEA Graduate Fellowship
1967 MA, Marshall University,
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
1984 Who's Who in American Art (New York)
1985 Men of Distinction (Cambridge)