The Taking of JC

After retirement from the Department of Defense, Mr. Pisani decided to devote full time to art activities, and opened his Art Gallery 101( business, which is devoted to the creation, conservation, restoration, and preservation of fine art.

Mr. Pisani is a versatile artist proficient in many media.  His works include stone sculpture, bronze works, watercolor and oil painting, various print media, exhibit design, and stain glass works.  He is well-represented in the Washington area with many large and highly visible projects.   His fine art works are included in thousand of private collections in the United States, China, Italy, Japan, Australia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Pisani is listed in Who's Who in American Art.  For more information about the artist, visit his web site at

Joseph Pisani

The Taking of JC (Third Place)
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"
Price: $36,500.00


Joseph Pisani was born on October 1, 1938, in New Rochelle, New York.  His father, Clemente Pisani, decided to move the family to California in the 1950s.  Young Joseph's talent for drawing and painting was developed in high school, and rewarded by many scholastic art awards and a scholarship to study art in San Francisco.  He attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC).  He studied drawing and painting with Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, and George Post.  He received his B.F.A. at CCAC in 1961.  He volunteered for the Army in 1962, and was assigned to work at the Pentagon in Washington as an illustrator.

After his military duty, Mr. Pisani was offered a civilian position as Illustrator for the Army Graphics at the Pentagon.  When he retired in 1988, he was the division chief for the U.S. Army Graphic Media Division, and had management responsibility for over 50 artists and designers at the Pentagon and in the Washington, D.C. area.

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