Joel Iskowitz

Male, Currently living in Woodstock (United States of America)

Born in New York (Virgin Islands (US)) on 15 August 1946.

Currently living in Woodstock (United States of America).

Activity: Painting;

Joel Iskowitz is one of few living artists to have had his artwork

displayed in the Pentagon, the Capitol and the White House. He

has created artwork for three decades that has graced the

covers of books, periodicals, journals, public spaces, coins and

postage stamps worldwide. He is also an active United States Air

Force (USAF) artist and has a number of oils in the USAF

permanent collection. Mr. Iskowitz has been invited twice to

document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on

permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center

Museum. He is the designer of both obverse and reverse of the

New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal which was presented to

the Apollo11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz

Aldrin and Mercury astronaut John Glenn, by the leadership of

the Congress on November16, 2011 in the Rotunda of the

Capitol. The artwork for this medal has earned the Bronze Prize

in the 2012 International Design Awards. Mr. Iskowitz's work has

been featured in many international journals, including profiles of

his numismatic and philatelic art in CoinAGE Magazine,

Watercolor Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and

Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in

Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze

and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale

public art in international competitions . His

design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential

Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the

International Creative Shake competition. His design for the

District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

and his design for the reverse of the “Illinois” 2009 Abraham

Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Museum and the New York Historical Society

Museum. His reverse design for the 2011 Medal of Honor

Commemorative Gold Coin is on permanent display in the U.S.

Capitol's Emancipation Hall. Mr. Iskowitz's obverse design for

the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the Nisei Soldiers of

WWII has been displayed in major museums throughout the

United States, including the National World War II Museum, New

Orleans; Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu; Japanese

American National Museum, Los Angeles; De Young Museum,

San Francisco; Oregon History Museum, Portland; Chicago

History Museum, Chicago; and the Holocaust Museum, Houston.

It is on permanent display in “The Price of Freedom,” an

exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American

History in Washington, D.C. A recently completed mural which

chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at

the Pentagon at the entry to the Department of the Air Force. A

full scale gicleé of this work is on display at Wright-Patterson

AFB. His most recent large scale painting is installed in Airman's

Hall, the Pentagon and won international recognition in Artslant's

Showcase 2011. Mr. Iskowitz has also received the National

Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to

Space Philately. His obverse design for the Louis Braille Silver

Dollar flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its mission to

service the Hubble Telescope. He continues to present his

artwork in illustrated lectures at universities and professional

organizations, including the Fashion Institute of Technology,

Syracuse University, Marywood College, The Society of

Illustrators, Fordham University, Hunter College, Montclair State

University, and the New York Numismatic Club. In 2011 he was

inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.

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