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"Joseph Sheppard, versatile artist with magic hands..."

Il Terrano
Italy, September 2001

"Sheppard's technique in painting and sculpture follows those of Rubens and Michelangelo."

Quark Magazine
Italy, October 2001

"Sheppard an American in Versilia, grown in the shadows of Bernini and Rubens...makes mature breathtaking compositions. And in sculpture takes 'Michelangeloesque' forms from the marble mountains of the Apuane."

Arte Magazine
Italy, October 2001

"Dream with the Sublime Art of Sheppard ... The results documented on the canvases portray an astonishing anatomical perfection."

La Nazione
Florence, Italy, October 2001

"... revealing an eclectic taste, a knowledge of representation of the beautiful and real, that continues to astonish his admirers."

Liberta Newspaper
Piacenza, Italy, September 2001

"An Art Show not to be missed... Fifty Years of Art represent the story of a life..."
Italy, October 2001

"... Sheppard sees himself as continuing in the tradition of the Old Master painters such as Rubens or Van Dyck two northern European artists whose painting technique he has mastered."

Herald Tribune
Italy, October 2001

"Sheppard breaths the creative atmosphere emanated by the Apuane Alps, the planes of Luni and the Tyrrhenian Sea. From these three elements, to which you add his technical skills you obtain the greatness of his art"

La Lunigiana
Italy, Summer 2001

"Sheppard is the champion of figurative art always with an eye to his great skill, the knowledge of anatomy."

La Nazione
Florence, Italy, September 2001

"... Realism of ferocious penetration."

Corriere della Sera
Milan, Italy, October 2001

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