Joseph Cuccurullo, born 1947 in Camden, N.J. started in the arts at a young age. After receiving a grant at the age of twelve, he studied at the Graphic Arts Center, now the Fleisher Art Memorial, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Markeim Arts Center. One of his most inspiring teachers was Frank Gasparro, the head engraver of the United States Mint and designer of the Lincoln head penny along with the Susan B. Anthony dollar and many others.
Although he spent many years not painting, Joseph always had his hand in the arts and has received six patents using his creative skills to make a living.
His artwork today reflects his life experience and consists of materials common to him. He has used many types of materials to get texture in his work. He is an experimental artist and works with a mix of materials to create his pieces.