Looking Up May Yet Nervous, 2016
Acrylic on plywood
Size: 11 ⅞” x 11 ⅞"
Born Birrell Josef Mendelson on July 30, 1944 in Toronto, Mr. Joe is a great Canadian original who has established himself as a consummate multi-media artist.
In 1975, Mr. Joe rescued some derelict paints from the garbage, and tried painting just to see what it was like. A distinct style soon evolved. Today, Mendelson Joe’s paintings are internationally recognized as outstanding, unique, examples of contemporary Canadian art.
His work is housed at the Art Bank (a government-owned art collection), and in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide.