Joseph P. McGlon III is a self-taught or naive African-American painter, who works in pastel and oil paint. His paintings have been influenced by the late Horace Pippin, an African-American painter and the 19th Century Art Movement, known as Impressionism. His depiction of light, thin, small and broad strokes can be seen in his paintings. His use of gradation in his bold colors evokes emotions, atmosphere, rhythm and enhances a meaning.
Joseph currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After completing his military service which included deploying to Vietnam, he returned to Oklahoma City to pursue his education. He holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas and a BA Degree from the Historical Black College at Langston University, Langston Oklahoma. Mr. McGlon retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he evaluated Veterans for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He credits his experience in counseling Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, as the driving force that leads to the development of his artistic discovery and journey.