Joseph Craig English in DC | Contemporary Patriotic Artist | Gallery at Studio Burke Ltd | Washington, DC
Joseph Craig English in DC | Gallery at Studio Burke Ltd | Washington, D.C. | Custom Size, Custom Colors, Custom Art
Georgetown University's Key Bridge serigraph by artist Joseph Craig English | Georgetown Univ. Potomac River in brilliant color
Signed and numbered | Archival Inks printed on the finest acid-free art paper and canvas | Framing is available
Joseph Craig English’s silkscreens and lithographs capture local landmarks and street corners in vivid colors. “I do the gas stations and the little restaurants,” says the artist, who grew up in Falls Church, “the places people know and remember, but from a new perspective.”
English graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and spent his early career as an art director for local ad agencies in the 1960s before taking the leap into printmaking full time. “That was 43 years ago,” he says with a laugh.
But his graphic style hasn’t lost its luster. “I stay in touch with every person who buys my work; I have hundreds of repeat customers.”
Though his streetscapes now include places in Richmond, New York, North Carolina and California, many of his chosen scenes will look familiar to folks from this area: an architectural juxtaposition of old buildings and new construction in Courthouse; Potomac River vistas; local murals and street signs known to commuters who’ve passed by them for years. One series of prints pays homage to the State Theatre, where English spent his formative years, back when the venue was still a movie theater.“People will tell me great stories about their personal connections to a specific piece. The fact that art can tell a story and evoke a memory, it adds a dimension that makes that piece more exciting,” he says. “My hope is that my story through my artwork intersects with someone else’s story, that they can identify and appreciate that.”