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About Joel Iskowitz : Fine Art Illustration and design: Art that tells a story.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I am a narrative artist.
Simply stated:I tell stories with images.
I have been honored and privileged to have had the opportunity interpret via my artwork some of humankind's most stirring histories.

ORGANIZATION:
The Mountain Studio

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
Music and Art High School (Drawing Award)
BFA Hunter College, Yale Summer Art School Scholarship

EXPERIENCE:
Involved in every phase of illustration and graphic design in a variety of media from publishing, book illustration and cover art, stamp, coin and medallic design to murals and art in public spaces.

U.S. Mint Design Credits
• 2016 Monuments Men Congressional Gold Medal, Obverse
• 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin, Nancy Reagan, reverse
• 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters,Theodore Roosevelt National Park reverse
• 2015 First Special Service Force Congressional Gold Medal, Obverse
• 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin, Bess Truman, obverse and reverse
• 2015 Fallen Heroes of 911 Congressional Gold Medal, NY Obverse
• 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Bombay Hook National Park Quarter, reverse
• 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Everglades National Park Quarter, reverse
• 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin, Edith Roosevelt, obverse
• 2013 Seminole Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal, obverse
• 2013 Ponca Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal, obverse and reverse
• 2013 Tonto Apache Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal, obverse
• 2013 Hopi Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal, obverse and reverse
• 2013 Assiniboine Sioux Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal, reverse
• 2013 American Platinum Eagle reverse (To Provide for the General Welfare)
• 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Frances Cleveland (term 1) obverse
• 2012 Star Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin silver obverse
• 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar obverse
• 2011 American Eagle Platinum Coin reverse (To Insure Domestic Tranquility)
• 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin, Eliza Johnson obverse
• 2011 New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal obverse and reverse
• 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin gold reverse
• 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin gold obverse
• 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Gettysburg National Military Park reverse
• 2011 Nisei Soldiers of WW II Congressional Gold Medal obverse
• 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin Mary Todd Lincoln reverse
• 2009 Women Air Force Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal obverse
• 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters reverse
• 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin Julia Tyler obverse and reverse
• 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin, Professional Life, Illinois reverse
• 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Coin obverse
• 2008 American Eagle Platinum Coin, Judicial reverse
• 2008 Presidential $1 Coin, Andrew Jackson obverse
• 2008 Presidential $1 Coin, Martin Van Buren obverse
• 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin, Elizabeth Monroe obverse
• 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin, Silver obverse
• 2008 50 State Quarters Program, Arizona reverse
• 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin, Dolley Madison reverse
• 2007 Presidential $1 Coin John Adams obverse
• 2007 Presidential $1 Coin James Madison obverse
• 2006 American Eagle Platinum Coin, Legislative reverse

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2005-PRESENT, Work in in major museums, such as the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Presidential Home and Museum, the Old State House Columbus Ohio, the Historical Society of Carenten France, The 911 Memorial Museum, the permanent collection of the Pentagon, NASA and the U.S.Capitol.
2009, Artwork (First Spouse coin Designs) has been displayed at the White House.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
1998-PRESENT,"Our OwnShow"Society of Illustrators, NY,USA
1999 "Take Two on Stars", Graphic Collectibles Gallery, two man show with Robert Risko, NY,USA
2011, Society of Illustrators ANNUAL"53", NY,USA
2012, New York Historical Society Museum "Lincoln in NY" , NY,USA
2014.NEW YORK LANDMARKS SHOW ,Society of Illustrators, NY,USA

EVENTS:
2015 The first non UK subject (American) to design a Sovereign for the UK,Queen Elizabeth II for the TDC obverse shilling. London, UK
2009-2015, Six (6) Congressional Gold Medal Ceremonies ,Washington,DC. USA
2009, Lincoln Cent debut and lecture, Old State House Springfield, Illinois, USA
2009 Dedication ceremony of my Litho, "The Filthy 13",WW II Historical Museum of the Carentin-Brevands, France
2007, Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, Debut of my portraits of John Adams and James Madison,Washington,DC, USA
2008,My portrait of Louis Braille for the Silver Dollar honoring him flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis ,Kennedy Space Center,USA and orbiting the earth.
2007, The White House, debut of my portrait of Dolley Madison, DC,USA

AWARDS:
2015, A Design Award Excellence in Design,Bronze, Lake Como,Italy
2012, Coin of the Year (COTY) United States nominee for Most Inspirational Coin
2102, International Design Awards (IDA), Bronze
2011, International Design Awards (IDA), Bronze
2011, Society of Illustrators 53rd Annual Exhibition 2011
2012, Applied Arts Winner’s Circle Award
2004-2009, Creative Shake International, Competition Merit, Bronze and Silver awards
2008, Coin of the Year (COTY) United States nominee for Most Artistic Coin
1996, Stamp of the Month Award, United Kingdom
2011, inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
1986-Present, Joel Iskowitz presents 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, the American Numismatic Association,the American Numismatic Association, The Lions Club,The Rotary Club, The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, International,The World's Fair of Money, the Woodstock School of Art, the School of Visual Art and the New York Numismatic Club.CSPAN aired a one hour illustrated talk" Designing Congressional Gold Medals"-An Artist's Perspective, 10/14/15. In May of this year he was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
1999-Present, Reproduced and Profiled in Art, Philatelic, Numismatic Journals and Magazines:
CoinAGE Magazine, The Numismatist, Amphora Quarterly, Smithsonian Profiles,Watercolor Magazine, American Artist Magazine, Coinworld, Coin Week, ESylum, Design Breakout,Wall Street Journel
Amphora Quarterly, The Clarion, Smithsonian Profiles, and murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine.

BOOKS:
Books:
American Gold and Platinum Eagles, Edmond C. Moy, Whitman Publishing Inc. 2014
Beyond the American Icon, Fred Reed, Whitman Publishing Inc. 2013
American Silver Eagles, John M. Mercanti, Whitman Publishing Inc. 2012
Abraham Lincoln, the Image of His Greatness, Fred Reed, Whitman Publishing Inc. 2008

ACCOLADES:
"Joel Iskowitz's illustrations are a wonderful accomplishment"
Tom Wolfe

" The artwork of Joel Iskowitz is of national historic significance"
Hon. John Glenn H. Glenn Jr.

"Joel's artworks have touched so many deeply because the truth of any given subject is revealed"
Paul Levinson

Awards
2009-Present-15 Designs selected to grace Congressional Gold Medals the highest honor bestowed by the U.S.Congress
2015 A Design Award , Excellence in Design, Bronze
2012 Coin of the Year (COTY) United States nominee for Most Inspirational Coin
2012 International Design Awards (IDA), Bronze
2011 International Design Awards (IDA), Bronze
2011Hunter College Hall of Fame, inducted
2011 Society of Illustrators 53rd Annual Exhibition
2011 Applied Arts Winner’s Circle Award
2004-2009 Creative Shake International, Competition Merit, Bronze and Silver awards
2008Coin of the Year (COTY) United States nominee for Most Artistic Coin
1996 Stamp of the Month Award, United Kingdom
1984-2012 Nine Art Citations, Secretary of United Stated Air Force
1989 NOAA Space Philatelic Society, Honor Certificate

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English with a smattering of French

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Full

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
I have guest lectured and presented at numerous arts schools ,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, the American Numismatic Association, The World's Fair of Money and the New York Numismatic Club.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
United States Mint Symposiums 2005- present

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2009, The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary)
2006, The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA)
2006, The American Numismatic Association (ANA)
2008, The American Numismatic Society (ANS)
2011, Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM)
2001, Illustrators Partnership of America
2009, New York Numismatic Club
1985,Society of Illustrators

COLLECTIONS:
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 November,16,2011 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, 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 Portfolios.com 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 Medalhonoring the Nisei Soldiers of WWII will be 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 will be 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 will be 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 it's 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, the American Numismatic Association, and the New York Numismatic Club.In May of this year he was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Society of Illustrators Annual Jury, 1998, NY, USA
Art Directors Club Jury of portfolios 2014, 2008, NY, USA

HOBBIES:
Tennis

CLIENTELE:
United States Mint, Commonwealth Mint UK, Silvercreek Mint, Golden State Mint, Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, Tangible Assets Inc., The Medallic Art Society of China, The American Numismatic Association, The New York Numismatic Club, The Pennsylvania Numismatic Club, The Rittenhouse Society, The Bradford Mint Exchange, Signature Art Medals.

WEB SITE:
https://www.themountainstudio.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.creativeshake.com/joeliskowitz

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-02-23 06:56:22

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Joel Iskowitz


World's Fair Bronze Medal

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Excellence in Design Category in 2014
Joel Iskowitz for The New York Numismatic Club

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