Joseph Henry Boston was an American painter who is closely associated with "The Society of Brooklyn Painters" who went on to create the Brooklyn School of New Art.
He was an active member of the artistic community, holding an Associate Membership in the National Academy of Design, a membership in the National Arts club and in several other organizations.
Although Joseph Henry Boston is considered an influential American painter, especially in regard to his involvement in the Brooklyn art scene, very little is known about his artistic education, under whom he studied and where and from which painters he drew the greatest influences. He was part of a group of artists known as "The Brooklyn Ten" whose number included William S. Barrett. This group, who for a time called themselves "The Society of Brooklyn Painters" would eventually go on to found the Brooklyn New School of Art.
His work is characterized by the innovative use of shadow and color and the use of a painterly style. His skills garnered him a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. His work included landscapes, cityscapes and genre works. His works are considered desirable among collectors and bring high prices at auctions.