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Joel Iskowitz

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The Bronx, New York

Birth year

Lives in
Woodstock, N.Y.

Works in
Woodstock, N.Y.


Representing galleries
Victory Art Gallery, Signature Art Medals, Inc.

figurative, government realism traditional realism painting


Joel Iskowitz is one of few living artists to have had  his artwork displayed in the Pentagon, the Capitol and the White House. He has created artwork for three decades that has graced the covers of books, periodicals, journals, public spaces, coins and postage stamps worldwide. He is also an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist and has a number of oils in the USAF permanent collection. Mr. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. He is the designer of both obverse and reverse of the New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal which will be presented to the Apollo11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins,  Buzz Aldrin and Mercury astronaut John Glenn, later this year by the leadership of Congress in the Rotunda of the Capitol. Mr. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in CoinAGE Magazine; Watercolor Magazine  American Artist Magazine , Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in international competitions . His design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and his design for the reverse of the “Illinois”  2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the New York Historical Society Museum. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at the Pentagon at the Entry to the Department of the Air Force. A full scale gicleé of this work is on display at Wright – Patterson AFB. His most recent large scale painting will be installed in Airman's Hall,the Pentagon and won international recognition in Artslant's Showcase 2011. Mr. Iskowitz has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately.His obverse design for the Louis Braille Silver Dollar flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on it's mission to service the Hubble Telescope. He continues to present his artwork in illustrated lectures at universities and professional organizations, including the Fashion Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Marywood College,The Society of Illustrators, Fordham University, Montclaire State University, Hunter College, the American Numismatic Association, and the New York Numismatic Club. In May of this year he was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.

This fall Mr. Iskowitz's work will be featured at Heritage Auction Galleries Dallas and in January at SWANN GALLERIES, INC. NewYork.



2011 Gettysburg Quarter dollar(reverse)

2011 New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal(obverse)

2011 New Frontier Congressional Gold Meda(reverse)


2011 Infantry Commemorative Silver $1 Coin


2011 Army Commemorative Gold $5 Coin (obverse)


2011 Soldiers of WWII Nisei Congressional Gold Medal (0bverse)


2011 Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin(obverse)


2011 American Eagle Platinum coin (reverse) Domestic Tranquility 


2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin( reverse)


2010 WASP Congressional Gold Medal (obverse)


2010 Mary Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coin (reverse)


2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse,(3rd aspect)


2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse


2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse


2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse


2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse


2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch)


2008 Arizona State Quarter Dollar reverse


2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse


2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse


2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse


2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative silver obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse


2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse


2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse


2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse


2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse


2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse


6th 2015 Showcase Entry


Joel Iskowitz Lincoln Funeral Sesquicentennial

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