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 Monterey Cypress, which is the subject of Patrick's lithograph, used for the April 1940 cover on Westways magazine is found in its native state only on the headlands at the mouth of the Carmel River near Monterey. It is a very sturdy tree and those found growing particularly on the cliff tops are often grotesquely contorted by their constant battle with the wind. They have been known to grow as high as 60 some feet and often can be 50 to 300 years old.
Courtesy of son, Ian Patrick