Joseph Genova, a native of Italy, moved to New York at the age of nine.He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Although he is mostly self-taught as an artist, he has drawn inspiration from masters such 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 many one-man shows throughout the country.His paintings are also displayed in various galleries throughout the United States and in many private collections in Mexico, Canada 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.