Joseph Todorovitch is a young
contemporary painter who has developed a reputation for his highly
representational figure paintings. Growing up in Southern California,
he became interested in traditional drawing and painting at an
early age. His training introduced him to many artistic influences
including notable ateliers and instructors.
His work is a culmination of
these forces with a deep respect for the knowledge and sensitivities
of the past. Joseph has been able to sift through the vast amount
of information, be selective, and utilize what's necessary to
achieve an impact that speaks about a personal experience with
his subjects. His paintings emote, and convey a care and sensitivity
that is reminiscent of the naturalist painters of the 19th century.
Utilizing subtle value and temperature shifts, fine draughtsmanship,
and pure intuition, Joseph weaves a world of breathable air and
psychological nuance in his work.
He has participated in many group
shows including the 15th annual U.S. American Artists Fine Art
Show in Pennsylvania; the Artist for the New Century assisted
by Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, and
Wildlife Art magazines; Ontario History Museum invitational;
the Antiques and Fine Art Show at the New York Armory; and the
Richard Schmidt Fine Art Auction 2005, 2006, 2007. Joseph has
been awarded First Honor and Peoples Choice at the 10th annual
National Portrait Society of America's international portrait
competition. He was awarded first place at the Chaffey Community
Art Association 2009. His latest accolade was the Draper Grand
Prize at the 2009 11th annual International portrait competition
given by the Portrait Society of America and he is currently
a semifinalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.