::: Joseph Routon Portraits :::
A third-generation painter from Paris, Tennessee, Joseph Routon began his studies in art at Murray State University with Dr.Clara Eagle. He studied portraiture in New York City at the Art Students League with John Howard Sanden and David A. Leffel and with Harvey Dinnerstein at the National Academy of Design, where he was awarded the Ralph Weiler Prize. He was elected to artist membership in the Salmagundi Club in NYC.

Additional study was in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Arthur De Costa. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship and as editor of the Academy’s alumni magazine.

His subjects have included attorneys, judges, justices, physicians, university presidents and professors, clergy, bishops, business professionals and children.

In addition to his art studies he has degrees in music. His hobbies include travel and photography. His photographs have appeared on the cover of Budget Travel Magazine,in the Travel section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in advertising for the Travel Division of the Smithsonian Institution, and in the United Nations' publication, The InterDependent.

In February 2012, he traveled to Mexico with the World Cataract Foundation to photograph and document their great work. An article that he wrote about the experience appeared in June 2012 issue of Shutterbug Photography Magazine.

In 1990, he founded an interfaith program to assist and support children with HIV/AIDS in South Jersey. His wife is a church organist in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey, where they live.



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