Ambrose Patterson (1877 – 1967)
9 1/4″ x 14 1/4″
Signed lower left
Professionally matted and framed. Ready to hang!
This is the ONLY work of its type by Patterson we have seen on the market in 30 years and may be the only extant example!
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Ambrose McCarthy Patterson (29 June 1877 – 26 December 1967) was a painter and printmaker. He was born in Daylesford, Australia and studied at the Melbourne Art School and at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne before moving to Paris to continue his studies at the Académie Colarossi and the Académie Julian under Lucien Simon, André Lhote and Maxime Maufra. In Paris he became a friend of compatriot, Nellie Melba, the famous soprano. Through her influence he was able to further study with John Singer Sargent. After a visit to his homeland in 1910, he spent the following seven years in Hawaii.
In November 1917 he visited the Monterey Peninsula and was so impressed with its scenic beauty that he rented a house and remained a month to paint. He then settled in Seattle, WA where he taught painting at the University of Washington until 1947 and worked as a freelance artist. In 1919, he established the University of Washington School of Painting and Design. Patterson married painter and former student Viola Hansen in 1922, and the two became major figures of the arts in the Pacific Northwest region. Patterson taught until his retirement in 1947. He died in Seattle in 1966.
-Wikipedia and Askart.com
Paris Salon, 1903-08; Blue Bird Restaurant (Carmel), 1917 (solo); SFAA, 1918, 1925, 1932; Western Painters, 1922-24; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932, 1936; Seattle Museum, 1934 (prize), 1961 (solo).