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Joseph Raffael is a Contemporary realist painter painter of floral scenes. Joseph Raffael was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1933. Raffael attended Cooper Union College in New York City before transferring and earning a B.F.A. from Yale University.

Raffael usually paints in watercolors.

In this clip we watch as the artist paints a bouquet of flowers:

The artist was also the recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship which allowed him to study in Italy.

Raffael taught at the collegiate level from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s in California and New York.

First prize recipient in the 1974 Tokyo Biennial.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist works in a very large scale format.

Raffael is based out of the south of France.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


What a great style and use of color. For the size of his paintings and the use of watercolor he reminds me of painter Gary Bukovnik. Both artists have great use of color, and create a variety of textures on their paint surface.

Below a link to my post on floral artist Gary Bukovnik from my other website: