Western art in black and white
Born and raised in California, Joe Milazzo attended Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design. Joe was drawn to a fundamental medium, pen and ink. The boldness and range of depth one gets when rendering in black and white is fascinating to him.
Joe considers his ability a God-given talent. One that he does not take for granted. "It is a blessing and a privilege to be able to render images and give the glory to God."
His delicate, yet intricate lines and his attention to detail make him a sought after artist. Collected internationally for commissions of prominent figures for public and private collectors alike.
Milazzo has recently added charcoal to his drawing resume. This allows him to create much larger scale drawings while keeping the same technique. The larger drawings are even more dramatic.
Milazzo joined the prestigious list of artists who have rendered the poster for Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta and Rodeo for the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2011.
Additional honors include: ANLS- Best of show; Santa Ynez; CA-Vaquero Artist of the year, San Dimas; CA - Festival of Western Art-Festival Choice Award and in most recently; holds gold, silver and bronze medals; Santa Barbara Art Walk- 2nd Place Overall; Santa Barbara, CA-Old Spanish Days Rodeo Program Cover; San Dimas, CA- San Dimas Rodeo Poster; Dublin, CA-California Cowboy Gathering & Ranch Rodeo poster; Monterey, CA-Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Art Show poster; Santa Barbara, CA-Young American Foundation-Commission; Santa Ynez, CA -San Lucas Cowhorse Classic poster.
Collectors of his artwork include President Reagan, Ronald Reagan Center in Santa Barbara, Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Nancy Reagan, George and Susan Hearst, Janeway Museum
In 1997, Milazzo had the honor of presenting a drawing to President Ronald Reagan. He presented it to him in his office in Century City, California. His also has portrait of President Reagan, a drawing of Reagan and his Secret Service Agent riding on Reagan’s ranch and the USS Ronald Reagan are on permanent display at the Reagan Center in Santa Barbara.
You can see this drawing of Ronald Reagan along with a rendering of the USS Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Center in Santa Barbara California.
Wings Over Yosemite
Terms of Endearment
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