Joseph Zirker is recognized both nationally and internationally as an innovator in monotype. He holds an M.F.A. degree from the University of Southern California where he also taught printmaking. Mr. Zirker has taught at San Jose City College, Stanford University and at Portland State University as well as having conducted workshops at Drake University, Bradley University, Rice University and at Cooper Union School of the Arts. He also conducted monotype workshops at several art academies in Belgium and in the Netherlands. His works are represented in private and public collections both here and abroad. Mr. Zirker is an elected member of the National Academy of Design and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.