Joe Steiner, a 78-year-old artist from Chicago, IL, is self taught and paints people from life in his studio in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. He has had numerous exhibitions and has taught art in the Chicago public schools, at Oakton Community College and in Florida. His favorite artists include: Alice Neel, Lucian Freud and Lovis Corinth. His daughter Lisa is also a painter and a link to her web site can be found at the bottom of the front page of his web site. Joe finds inspiration in urban environments and the people who live there.