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Joseph Piccillo

American, b. 1941

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Joseph Piccillo

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American, b. 1941

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Joseph Piccillo’s signature graphite and charcoal drawings and paintings feature horses in motion. These dynamic works are intricate studies of the animal’s anatomy and musculature; each powerful horse seems to burst through the two-dimensional plane of the canvas. Piccillo is a skilled draftsman, and his nuanced use of shadow and scale highlight this ability. The artist also makes figurative works depicting dancers and divers.

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Biography

Joseph Piccillo’s signature graphite and charcoal drawings and paintings feature horses in motion. These dynamic works are intricate studies of the animal’s anatomy and musculature; each powerful horse seems to burst through the two-dimensional plane of the canvas. Piccillo is a skilled draftsman, and his nuanced use of shadow and scale highlight this ability. The artist also makes figurative works depicting dancers and divers.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)