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PATRICK FARRELL

American painter Patrick Farrell illustrates a natural talent that has developed without formal art trraining of any kind. His exploration of the demanding style of painting known as Magic-Realism has earned him a noteworthy place among leading painters. Throughout his career he has determinedly avoided the vogues and excesses of the art world mainstream and has won acclaim for his still-life and landscape oil paintings. Recent recognition from his peers includes the 1994 & 1997 John Young-Hunter Memorial Award honoring his work in the 81st and 84th Allied Artists of America Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City.

Farrell has been exhibiting his work for over twenty-five years, resulting in his having had over twenty-five solo exhibitions and being included in countless group exhibitions internationally. His works can be found in public and corporate collections throughout the United States and numberous private collections internationally. Farrell is an Elected Artist Member of the Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York City and he is included in Who's Who in American Art - Millennium Edition, 1999/2000. The self-employed painter lives and maintains his studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Art critic, Welch D. Everman, stated in the New Art Examiner: "Patrick Farrell is a master of illusion, a super-realist whose Trompe l'Oeil style seems to deny the obvious fact that his works are are 'really' spots of paint on canvas. Farrell's use of illusion is brilliant, so brilliant in fact that he can afford to play illusionistic games with the viewer."

James M. Auer, art critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote: "Ever the perfectionist, [Farrell] has achieved wonders with Bartlett pears, cherries, apples and lemons. He has become the Jonh Singer Sargent of gleaming citrus fruit ... similarly accomplished are his sun-struct Barbizon-style landscapes..."

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1999 Marin-Price Galleries (also 1993, 94, 96) Washington, D.C.
1998 Charles Allis Art Museum (also 1984, 87) Milwaukee, WI
1996 Anderson Arts Center, Kemper Center, Ten Year Retrospective, Kenosha, WI
1992 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Retrospective, Madison, WI
1989 Realism to Trompe l'Oeil (three person), Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1989 Appleton Art Center, Retrospective, Appleton, WI
1987 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1986 Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
1977 Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI
1974 Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
Selected Group Exhibitions
1997 84th Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club (also 1972-1977), New York, NY (1997, 1994 John Young-Hunter Memorial Award)
1997 Tresors97 International Art Fair (also 1996), Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, China
1995 USArtists95, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Introspections - Selp-Portrait Invitiational, Gallery of Art, College of Lake Country, Grayslake, IL
1990 Regarding Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1983 The Last Laugh / 20th Centrry American Humorous Art, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH
1982 Art Annual Three / Paintings & Sculpure, Okhlahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1982 West '82 / Art & The Law, West Publishing Co., Honorable Mention, St. Paul, MN
1981 Viewing Wisconsin, Cudahy Gallery (also previous years), Milwaukee Art Museum, MN
1972 Tenth Annual Benedictine Art Awards, Certificate of Merit, New York, NY
(Prior) Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; Hammond Museum, NY; Cape May Art Center, NJ; Milwaukee Art Center, WI; Westchester County Center, NY; National Academy Galleries, NY.
Selected Bibliography
James Auer, "The Artful Survivor", Milwaukee Jorunal Sentinel, Aug 4 1998
James Auer, "Painter Farrell Sets Off in a New Direction", Milwaukee Jorunal Sentinel, May 16 1993
Steve Jones, "Realism to Trompe l'Oeil", Gallery of Art - College of Lake County Catalog, Aug 1989
Richard Quick, "Patrick Farrell - Paintings", Rahr-West Art Museum Catalog Essay, June 1986
Margaret Fish Rahill, "Patrick Farrell - Retrospect", Charles Allis Art Museum Catalog Essay, May 1984
James Auer, "As the Eaasel Turns", Milwaukee Journal, April 15 1982
Welch D. Everman, "Milwaukee 1980", The New Art Examiner, April 1980
S. S. Stewart, The Art of Patrick Farrell, Book, Ivy House Publications, 1980
Dean Jensen, "Painter Patrick Farrell Reveasl His Own Best Kept Secret", Milwaukeee Sentinel, April 19 1977
James Auer, The Magic World or Patrick Farrell, Film, 1977 (PBS-WMVS 1978)
Public Collections (Partial)
Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
University of Wisconsin - SP, WI
Miller Brewing Company, Collection of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee, WI
Judy Garland Birthplace & Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MN
Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
(Represented in numerous corporate collections throughout the United States, and private collections internationally.)
Education
Self-taught

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