November 19, 2020


We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of Cliff Joseph, ATR, art therapy pioneer, artist, and activist. He died on November 8, 2020 at the age of 98 in Chicago. We invite colleagues, friends, and students of Mr. Joseph to share moments, pictures, and other notes in remembrance to be included in an upcoming article.

Submissions will be accepted by email ( through December 7, 2020. Please include:

  • Any memories, moments or thoughts that come to mind about Mr. Joseph that you would like shared with the art therapy community (up to 300 words)
  • Your name, credentials, and workplace or professional affiliation (optional)
  • A photo of Mr. Joseph or artwork of his along with a caption for the image (optional)

Graphic created in 2019 as part of AATA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

As we reflect on Mr. Joseph’s contribution to the field of art therapy, we invite you to explore the below interviews and articles: