The artist created this stunning work of art in Spain in the late 80s; it is from a Spanish series titled “Barcelona Suite.” The title of the painting is “The Last Mediterranean Hummingbird.” It is a romantic take on Old World nostalgia, thus the ruins, distant horizon and romantic, ethereal aerial perspective. Joseph Norman is American artist born in 1957, known for paintings, drawings, and lithographs.
He is a Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art at Johnson Wales University. He is the former Chairman of the Painting and Drawing Department and Founder of Study Abroad Latin America, Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Joseph Norman has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica and Cuba. His works are housed in Americas most important museums and public collections including, The Columbia Museum of Moder Art The Museum of Modern Art, NY. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Gallery and Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.