Joseph F. Askew

The American painter and sculptor Joseph F. Askew set out in the mid-70s as a barely 25-year-old student at the Art Students League in New York to Vienna to learn the painting techniques of the old masters from the grandmaster of Fantastic Realism, Ernst Fuchs. Askew and Fuchs remained friends and even became long-time neighbours because Askew lived in Vienna for more than a decade and later moved - as did Fuchs - to the small artists' village of Castillon on the Riviera, where he still lives and works today.