Joseph Goldyne (b. 1942) is a Chicago native who received his BA in art history from the University of California, Berkley in 1964. After earning his medical degree in 1968 from the University of California, San Francisco, Goldyne returned to the study of art, receiving his MA in fine arts from Harvard University in 1970. Goldyne’s training in both the sciences and the arts has given him the ability to blend detailed depictions of nature with art historical ideas and methods of painting. His subjects—still-lifes, landscapes, and portraits—as well as the small size of his works reflect his admiration for the old masters such as Degas, who inspired Goldyne’s work in monotype and lithography. His pieces have been included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.