Joseph Cibula was born in Meriden, Conn.  He attended New Haven’s Paier College of Art where he studied with nationally recognized painters Paul Lipp and Ken Davies. Eventually Cibula moved to Cape Cod where he began his career of painting full time.  He makes his home between Cape Cod and Higganum, Ct, where he does most of his painting.  Cibula commits most of his time painting his totally photorealistic decoys which he is now so well known for.  The detail of each painting draws in the observer, wanting to reach out and touch the illussionary effect of his work.


Joe Cibula with Mark Sunderland Of Sunderland Printing, Hyannis Cape Cod. 

Sunderland Printing creates all reproduction prints for Joe.

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Creator of the Whale Decoy

Ducks Unlimited Stamp Winner

Waterfowl Fish Decoy Artist

Nantucket Lightship

Marthas Vineyard Lightship Paintings