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Joseph Fuchs was born in Palo Alto, California, in 1943, and now resides in Los Altos, California. He is a 7th generation Peninsulan.
His formal training began in high school and culminated in 1965 when graduated from San Jose State University in Fine Arts with an emphasis in portrait painting.
Upon graduating he served in Vietnam as a medic. After three years in the Army, he returned to graduate school and earned a teaching credential in art and English. For thirty three years he taught English at Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California. In 2003 he retired from teaching to paint full time.
He has based his work on Venetian scenes, many of which he has visited during his extensive travels. In 1997, he lived for six months in Venice, Italy - an experience that softened, and extended the values of his palette.
During the last decade, he has had several shows and exhibitions on the Peninsula, in San Francisco, and in Florence and Venice, Italy.
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