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Art Klokey/GUMBY

Art Principles

Art School VS Reality


Bellinis St Francis

Birth of Bad Taste

Brief History of Typography
Film about type.


Article on Creativity.

Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Cold War

Curch of Type

Dawn Tripp On Writing
Article on the importance of Inspiration.

Dickens and Illustration


Gail Bichler

How Graphic Design Used to Be


Jerry Saltz on MFA

John Waters and Jeff Koons

White, female rap from the
Royal Shakespeare Co.

NYT OP ED @ 40


Patti Smith Advice
Good advice from Patti Smith.

Paula Scher @ TED
Designer P. Scher Talks

Short film about illustration.

Rob Dunlavey

Roy Battys Monologue
From the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner.

Secret Knowledge David Hockney

Steven Soderbergh
Address by S. Soderbergh at SF Film Festival.

All images copyright ©2002-2021 Joseph Daniel Fiedler    SITE MAP

Welcome to Joseph Daniel Fiedler Art - Painting and Illustration. As an award-winning, independent freelance artist-illustrator since 1973, Joseph Daniel Fiedler (Scary Joey) has produced art and illustrations that have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions. Fiedler has illustrated children's books, and received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. Many leading professional Journals and organizations have recognized Fiedler's paintings and illustrations. Fiedler's personal paintings have been exhibited at galleries in Germany, Japan, and throughout the United States. As a pedagogue, Fiedler has taught painting and illustration at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Fiedler's use of material and imagery make his art very traditional but he prefers to think of it as Neo-traditional. Casual, sketchy drawing, deliberate surface defacement, sanding, scratching, layering and collage put the image into a kind of frame, an historical reference. What he does is create a simulacrum of something that he's seen before, reproduced somewhere, buried under layers of yellowed varnish and partially torn. Not surprisingly, the suggested retro look and feel of generic, vernacular art of the late 1940's and '50's relates to the time in which Fiedler grew up. Fiedler has lived in Pittsburgh, PA, Tokyo, Japan, Taos, NM, Detroit, MI and now resides in Grass Valley, CA. Click here to learn about Joseph Daniel Fiedler, browse portfolios, and view past and current exhibitions.