Joseph Altwer is a traditional realist oil painter born in California in 1984. Joseph began his studies in 2005, at the Florence Academy of art, where he also taught for several years. Altwer's style of painting has a foundation in traditional techniques with an impressionist pallet, in which most of his paints, canvases and mediums are made himself. Whether painting plein air or still life and interiors in his studio, Altwer prefers to work from life as he considers it to be the true source of beauty. Together with painting , Joseph aslo teaches in Spain at The Barcelona Academy of Art.