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
This lithograph was produced following an oil painting of the same subject in 1938. Patrick loved the drama that took place in the L.A. switching "round-table" where this stout little engine would work as a land-locked tugboat. He did several pieces of art using the railroad as a subject. Two of his watercolors are also prime examples; " Train Trestle at Elk, California", & "Red Cap Gossip."
Courtesy of son, Ian Patrick