Joseph Barbara, a true dream colour expressionist, in his works of art, as much as any splash of colour can be visually fascinating ! A living contrast to his surreal works as Artist Joseph Barbara is an amazingly structured and organized individual. Joseph was born on the 13th September 1948 in Hamrun. Upon meeting and spending some time with Joseph, one would describe him as a soft-spoken individual emanating a calm aura around him. He studied Art at the State School of Art from 1967 to 1972 under Carmenu Mangion (1905 – 98). Also between 1965 and 1971 he completed an apprenticeship in steelwork, sheet metal work and welding and became a tradesman at the Malta Dry-docks Corporation.