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  • Tags: Claude A. Patterson

PattersonClaude-High in the Tree Tops.jpg
We’re asked to adopt a perspective almost never accessible to humans: near the top of a tree, at close proximity to parrots. A light wash of cloudy white and blue in the background encloses the birds; their distinctive colors echo those of the tree’s…

PattersonClaudeA - November Scene.jpg
The center of this landscape is a tree with gold and yellow leaves, a few just turning to orange. Nearby bushes already have dropped their leaves, allowing for views across a pond or river to the other shore, and mountains in the far distance.…

PattersonClaudeA - Midsummer Day.JPG
From the edge of a lake or slow-moving river, we look across to see several houses built at water’s edge. Using a palette similar to his other New Deal Gallery paintings, Patterson depicts a freshness normally associated with springtime: there appear…

PattersonClaude - Orioles.JPG
This group of individuals from the blackbird family each perches on a distinct branch, looking in a different direction, and in physical space likely at some distance from the others. Yet Patterson telescopes his composition so as to render them…

Patterson--Highwater.jpg
Given its light greens and the implied blossoms of field flowers, Patterson’s landscape may be set during springtime, in which case the lake pictured here still would be filled with meltwater. His fresh, pastel-shaded scene celebrates nature with any…

Patterson - Sealife.jpg
We behold at least a dozen distinct plants and animals as a flattened tapestry whose weave isn’t simply metaphorical: the warp of vertical plants and rising bubbles is complemented by a weft of horizontel “currents” visualized for the painting.…

CPatterson.jpg
Artist best known for his landscape paintings is shown here at about age 28, in a yearbook photo from Monmouth College, IL. At the time Patterson was an "instructor of water color and drawing." He went on to teach at many other colleges to help…
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