A study of a buffalo that feels powerful and gentle at once. This is a limited edition print of the original charcoal drawing. Born in Santa Barbara, Joseph Knowles, Jr. is the son of two artists. He studied architecture at Stanford and spent years working for the Santa Barbara architect, Lutah Maria Riggs. In the late 1960s, he entered the US Army and served in Vietnam. In the 1980s, Knowles left architecture to focus on his own art, which rides the full spectrum from abstraction to representational, always grounded in his interest in aesthetic effects. His art has been represented in one-person and group shows in Santa Barbara as well as in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. As an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, he has focused in recent years on work which also relates to his Indian heritage, including the extensive “Bison Series” of iconic buffalo images. Today, Mr. Knowles lives on a small horse ranch and vineyard in Santa Ynez.