Biography: James Patrick (1911-1944), Born: Cranbrook, British Columbia; Studied at Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: California Water Color Society. James Patrick grew up in Southern California and attended high school in Hollywood. In the late 1920s, he received a three-year scholarship to study at the Chouinard Art Institute. During the...... read more
The Western Sycamore lithograph appeared as the cover of the May 1940 Westways issue. In Southern California these Sycamores were originally found in the South Coast Ranges along the streambeds and northward through the Sierra foothills and the San Joaquin valleys as far as Tahama County. They have become a popular shade tree in Southern California and can be seen as transplants in many places today.
Courtesy of son, Ian Patrick