Joseph Murray was born and raised in Northeast Iowa and has "deep roots in Iowa's culture and rural beauty." While studying Business Marketing at the University of Northern Iowa in the late 1960s, he was required to take a two hour elective course in Art. Murray was encouraged to take additional painting and drawing classes with John Delafield and Ferge Echevvera, and he continued to advance his skills by drawing and painting at home. Twenty-five years later he decided to show his work to the public.
The artist writes, "Towards Evening is a study of the tonal color and light changes that take place around the time of a sunset. Cloud formations can be beautiful at that time of day. This is my attempt at capturing those qualities."
Towards Evening was unveiled earlier this month at the Rockbrook Village Art Fair in Omaha, Nebraska.
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