Joseph Cave

ADAM CAVE FINE ART - 115-1/2 East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor - Raleigh, NC 27601 - (919) 838-6692


Joseph Cave is a leading Southern landscape painter who's brightly colored, boldly painted canvases reflect his 50 years as a professional artist living and working across the United States and in Europe. Joseph grew up in South Carolina, attended the University of Georgia and, following military service, received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from San Francisco State University. Although trained as an abstract expressionist, Joseph immediately turned to the Northern California landscape as his subject of choice. Following years in the wine country, he and his family moved to Portugal in the mid-80's, then returned to his roots in South in 1989. He now lives on the coast of South Carolina and paints throughout both South and North Carolina. Works from both areas can be seen HERE.

Joseph Cave landscape


Joseph Cave is best known for his expressionistic oils of the North Carolina rural farmscape, shrimp boats on the coast of South Carolina, as well as floral and still-life paintings done in his studio. He has also painted consistently in Europe including Portugal, Italy and Southern France.

Joseph is also an accomplished printmaker and continues to create etchings and woodblock prints of similar subjects but in small sizes and mostly in black and white. Click HERE to see a selection of this artwork.

Joseph Cave etching

Joseph Cave coastal scene


Joseph Cave has had a long career as both a painter and as an art educator. He has taught at the Memphis Academy of Art, The San Francisco Art Institute and at the Mendocino Art Center in Northern California.

Joseph has been actively exhibiting his artwork since 1961 and has shown at the Oakland Museum of Art, the Columbia Museum of Art, Art in the Embassies, and at galleries in the US, Portugal, England.

Joseph's paintings can be found in many prominent collections including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Duke University Medical Center, Capital Broadcasting Corporation, the Memphis Academy of Art, and the Ritz Hotel (Lisbon, Portugal). A full list can be found HERE.


Joseph Cave floral still-life
Joseph Cave is represented by ADAM CAVE FINE ART, Raleigh, North Carolina