JOE DRAEGERT     

                                   

​​Joe Draegert, American, was born in Chariton, Iowa in 1945.  He is best known for his playful approach to composition and color harmonies in his remarkable trump-l'oeil still life and landscape paintings of California and Italy.  Described as “magic realism” in what would commonly be considered a quite formal study of compositional elements of color, line, shape and texture, Draegert’s passion for painting has the ability to transform everyday objects and forms into extraordinary, significant moments.

 

Draegert received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute along with a solid foundation and technical mastery of drawing skills.  With his move out west to California, Draegert received his MFA at UC Davis at a truly vibrant and electric time in the art world.  The exposure to and development of friendships with Roy Deforest, Wayne Thiebaud, Raymond Saunders, William Wiley, Roland Petersen, Ralph Johnson, Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri were highly influential.  In 1979 international acknowledgement came to Draegert with the Prixe de Rome and invitation to study at the Academy in Rome, Italy.  Awarded a full Fellowship at Yale and finding home in various permanent collections such as the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art and the Oakland Museum of Art, Draegert continues to win regional and international acclaim.

 

 

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Joe Draegert- Capriccio Umbria,  oil on canvas   36 x 48"

Collections and exhibitions include the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA., Oakland Museum of California, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA., American Academy, Rome, Italy, Transamerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA., Bechtel International Center, Stanford, CA University of California at Davis CA., Redding Art Museum, Redding, CA., John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA., Peoples Republic of China., Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO., City of Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA., Rabobank, Singapore

Sonoma House
Sonoma House

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 48 x 60"

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Draegert-Goldfinch Row 5 48 x 60
Draegert-Goldfinch Row 5 48 x 60
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Draegert
Draegert

Capriccio Umbria oil on canvas 36 x 48"

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Draegert-Blue Bird Box, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"
Draegert-Blue Bird Box, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"
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Draegert-Lilies of the Lake, 40 x 60%22.
Draegert-Lilies of the Lake, 40 x 60%22.
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Draegert-Pomodori, 40 x 60%22
Draegert-Pomodori, 40 x 60%22
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Draegert-Umbria, 40 x 60%22
Draegert-Umbria, 40 x 60%22
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Draegert-Summer in Umbria, 24 x36_
Draegert-Summer in Umbria, 24 x36_

oil on canvas 24 x 36"

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912 Royal Street: New Orleans
912 Royal Street: New Orleans

Joe Draegert 48x 36"

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Draegert
Draegert

Untitled Italy oil on canvas 24 x 36"

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Draegert-Hood,24x36_$7800
Draegert-Hood,24x36_$7800
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Redentore
Redentore

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 48 x 60"

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Tibertina
Tibertina

Joe Draegert

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La Santa Maria del Salute
La Santa Maria del Salute

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 48 x 60"

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Draegert-Palladio Fog
Draegert-Palladio Fog

oil on canvas 24 x 36"

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Red Place 14 x 11
Red Place 14 x 11

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 14 x 11"

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Draegert-Ghost Ranch, 24 x 30_
Draegert-Ghost Ranch, 24 x 30_
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North Wall, Yosemite
North Wall, Yosemite

Joe Draegert oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

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Strange Cloud Over Constantine
Strange Cloud Over Constantine

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 48 x 36"

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Vineyard Palms
Vineyard Palms

Joe Draegert oil on canvas 30 x 40"

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PASTELS

Porta I
Porta I

Joe Draegert pastel on paper, framed 17 x 10"

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Cinque Terra
Cinque Terra

Joe Draegert pastel on paper, framed 27 x 23"

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Rendentore Morning
Rendentore Morning

Joe Draegert pastel on paper, framed 23 1/2 x 27 1/2"

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Vernazza
Vernazza

Joe Draegert 27x 23"

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Umbrian Landscape
Umbrian Landscape

Joe Draegert pastel on paper, framed 23 x 27 1/2"

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Beachside
Beachside

Joe Draegert pastel on paper, framed 21 x 39"

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