UA&M Teaching Artist; Visual Artist
Joseph F. Brickey is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting and sculpture
who is the director of the Beaux-Arts Academy, a school of classical art and ar- chitecture. After graduating with a BFA from Brigham Young University in 1998, he spent over a decade of independent study, from the East Coast to the West Coast. He also furthered his development as an artist while living in Europe and Scandinavia. Having been an award-winning figurative painter for many years, he decided to pursue a study of sculpture and moved his family to Manhattan to study at the New York Academy of Art. Since completing his MFA, sculpture has become central to his expression and purpose as an artist. His award- winning art has appeared in various exhibitions, publications and museums, including LDS temples and visitors centers. His art reflects the wisdom of the ancients and style of the old masters, using classical form and composition to create art filled with symbolism. He believes that “art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart.”
From various workshops and mentoring opportunities, to part time and full time programs at the Beaux-Arts Academy, there a number of different oppor- tunities for art instruction and training from Joseph Brickey, who is dedicated to the highest standards of artistic excellence and the highest ideals of classicism. The scope of his teaching includes: cast drawing, cast painting, cast sculpture, studying the model from life (in drawing, painting and sculpture), history of technique, master-copying, grand tour and travel study, composition and de- sign, architectural history and theory, sacred geometry, archetypal human anatomy, classical drapery, structural drawing, perspective, color theory, plein- air and landscape painting, still life, portraiture, multi-figurative compositions and imaginative realism. Ever building upon the three pillars of classical aes- thetics, Truth, Beauty, and Virtue, students will be stretched towards standards of Excellence, Permanence, and Transcendence, becoming equipped to elevate contemporary culture and champion the highest in humanity.