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
Painted on site at the Bonny Hill Plantation in Georgia during one of the artist's trips back east. While Patrick was painting, he was approached by a son of a former slave who had lived on the plantation. He was in his 90's but still sharp as a tack. He told Jim that the church was built by the original plantation owner, and that as far back as he could recollect it always "leaned" that way.
Exhibited at the Jake Zeitlin Galleries, one-man show in December 1940.
Information courtesy of son Ian Patrick