Joseph Floch (11/05/1895- 1977) was born in Vienna, Austria. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts there. A painter and writer, Floch's works were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Paris Salon, the Art Institute of Chicago, and several other locations. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums in the United States, France, and Austria such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He died in 1977.