Joseph Genova, a native of Italy, moved to New York at the age of nine. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is mostly self-taught as an artist. He draws inspiration from such masters as Caravaggio and his use of chiaroscuro, the strong contrast between light and dark to create depth and drama in a work of art. Mr. Genova’s art has been featured in one-man shows at The Hammond Museum in North Salem, New York, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, New York, and the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. His paintings are also displayed in various galleries throughout the United States and in many private collections in North America and Europe. Mr. Genova has given lectures about his artistic process at the Illinois Art Institute and the New Rochelle Garden Club. He lives in Rye, New York with his wife Margaret.