About Joshua Kaufman


While I work hard long hours I do make sure I enjoy my life, after all it’s really about the journey. As Gerald Murphy said, “Living well is the best revenge!”

So I go to theatre, movies, museums, travel, climb mountains, trek through jungles, scuba, dive, hang glide, cook and eat well, just look at  my “NO Bucket List”.


I try to give back to the community so I have served on several non-profit boards:

  • Learning Matters, Inc.  a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization television production company specializing in educational topics.
  • Society to Prevent Trade in Stolen Art, Inc. – a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing trade in stolen and fraudulent art (founder and executive director)
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, DC – a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization providing lawyer referral services for indigent artists and low budget tax exempt organization, educational actives and publications (founder and executive director).
  • Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization which provides housing for adults with physical and mental challenges.


I love to teach so I have been an adjunct professor for many years:

  • American University Law School, Washington, DC: 2008-2013 “Art Law”
  • American University Law School, Washington, DC: 1990-200“Entertainment Law”
  • Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC: 1985-89 “The Business of Being an Artist”


Long before I was an attorney I was an art and drama major in college.

I still get to act when in court but what of my art? Pre-kids I would sculpt/cast realistic life size plaster works. Now who has the time? So I turned to my computer and began creating works on my computer.  Most are unique portraits- Zelig like. Some are self-explanatory - others, well with them you need to know the people.

  • If you are interested in seeing a collection of my newest creative expressions they are posted here in, Joshua’s Art Works.
  • I have also collected many fine works from clients and friends, they are posted here in, My Art Collection.