Joseph Raffael: Talking Beauty

Designed by Kirk Pedersen and Zero Publishing


96 pages

Talking Beauty: A Conversation between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about art, love, death, and creativity is unique among publications about art for several reasons.


Joseph Raffael: Moving Toward the Light

©2015 Joseph Raffael, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, ACC Art Books Ltd. A project from LAHR and Partners, LLC Designed by Michael J. Walsh

192 pages

Reproducing 88 works in rich color, the book has three excellent essays: by Lanie Goodman on the artist’s life; by Betsy Dillard Stroud, a dialogue on the artist’s work artist to artist; and by David Pagel, art critic for the L.A. Times, on the philosophy of beauty.


Joseph Raffael: 2013

©2013 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Joseph Raffael

41 pages

New in this work is a sense of time, time passing, the urgency of the moment: a pond captured in a summer breeze, never to appear with the same shimmer or ripples again; a garden so dense in foliage, with flowers peeking through a tapestry of myriad greens, a moment in springtime’s warmth.


Joseph Raffael: 2009

©2009 Nancy Hoffman Gallery

60 pages

Catalog published in conjunction with Joseph Raffael’s 2009-10 traveling museum and gallery exhibition. Includes essays by Louis A. Zona, Marianne Lorenz and Virginia Bonito and excerpts from Raffael’s personal journal. Full-color images of Joseph Raffael and his paintings.


Joseph Raffael: 2007

©2009 Nancy Hoffman Gallery

48 pages

Catalogue published in conjunction with Joseph Raffael’s 2007 exhibition. Includes an essay by Christopher Finch, an interview with Raffael by Tricia and Thad Scott, and features several full-color images.

Joseph Raffael: Reflections of Nature

by Donald Kuspit and Amei Wallach with a “Diary of a Painting” and an “Autobiographical chronology”

©1998 Abbeville Press

191 pages

Long one of contemporary art’s most highly regarded painters, Raffael transforms intense observations of nature into color-drenched, deeply felt works of art. At a time when beauty is much out of favor, Joseph Raffael has taken what some would consider the highly radical step of daring to paint beautiful pictures.