Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Two hardbound sketchbooks contain paper collages and sketches. One sketchbook is dated 1952-1952. The other contains a dated collage from 1972 but the bulk of the work probably dates from the 1950s.
Biographical/Historical Note: Abstract painter; Brussels, Belgium. Born in St. Kitts, British West Indies, Joseph moved to New York City around 1920-1921. He was involved in the WPA mural project and belonged to the Harlem Artists Guild. From 1945-1947 he studied art in Peru under the Rosenwald Fellowship, and then studied in Paris under the G.I. Bill. He moved to Europe in 1956, making his home in Belgium.
Sketchbooks were lent by Ronald Joseph through art historian Ann Gibson.