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
Obviously done in response to the war being waged against Japan and typical of the sort of "patriotic art" being produced at the time. Many pieces like this were used by the U.S. Government on posters to encourage war-bond purchases or for citizen support toward the war effort. This particular piece is in permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
Courtesy of son, Ian Patrick