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 magnificent and awesome tree is the sixth in the series and was on the cover of Westways magazine issue of June 1940. The Sequoia should be listed as one of the world's greatest wonders. It undoubtedly is the most impressive of creatures in the California forest. It represents the world's oldest and largest living thing, with some growing as high as 331 feet and over 2000 years old. This particular lithograph was selected to be shown at the First National Exhibition of Prints by American Artists held in Washington D.C. in 1943.
It was awarded Second Purchase prize and is permanently hung in the Library of Congress as part of the Pennel Collection.
Courtesy of son, Ian Patrick