About our Staff

Joseph Pisani is a gifted and versatile art restorer with an enormous body of work and a wealth of experience. He is the son of a stonecutter and an acclaimed artist. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California School of Arts and Crafts in 1961. While there he studied painting and drawing with such well-known artists as Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, and George Post.

Pisani joined the US Army in 1962 and worked until 1988 for the Department of Defense as an illustrator, art director, and finally as a Division Chief, where he managed more than 50 artists and designers. During his career with the Dept. of Defense, Pisani created murals and corridor exhibits on permanent display at the Pentagon.

Pisani has been restoring fine art for the last 30 years in Fairfax, Virginia. He brings his training as an artist to the finely detailed and painstaking procedures he uses in restoring works of art. His technical abilities cover a wide variety of areas including oils, acrylics, and watercolors, sculpture stone/and metal, printmaking,  paper making, framing and photography.

All of the staff members of Art Gallery 101 have advanced degrees in studio art and art history and are trained by Pisani in conservation and restoration processes.

About our Business

Art Gallery 101 uses a combination of time-tested methods and state of the art technology to restore art to its original beauty after water, smoke, pests, or accidents take a toll. We have three locations. The Fairfax location is main office and is located on main st in downtown Fairfax City, (office and main work area) our climate controlled warehouse  (used for storage/large conservation equipment /framing construction and finishing) is located in Manassas and is close to RT 66, we also have a new addition in Herndon to handle larger works. It also houses our extensive research collection.