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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Patrick Graham (1991)

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

PCC Artist-in-Residence 1991: Patrick Graham

Patrick Graham
1991 Artist-in-Residence Poster

Altar, from the Beginning (1991)
39 x 31.625 in.
Oil, Pencil, and Mixed Media

Patrick Graham working at PCC

About Patrick Graham

A notable Irish draftsman (b. 1943 in Mullingar, County Westmeath), Patrick Graham focuses on themes that involve autocracy and repression. Graham was trained at Dublin's National College of Art and came to artistic maturity in that city, the center of Irish literary, artistic and political expression, during the turbulent 1960s. Art critic Marge Bulmer notes, "His work argues that the repression of emotion makes tragedy inevitable and unbearable. It enables you to identify with both victim and perpetrator, both susceptible to a myriad of paradoxical emotions." Graham is widely recognized in the Los Angeles area through gallery and other exhibitions. The recipient of many awards, the artist has been honored for his professional accomplishments in his native Ireland and internationally.

Patrick Graham Artist-in-Residence podcast

One in a series of podcasts by Professor Sandra C. Haynes describing the Artist-in-Residence collection of fine art in the PCC Library and Boone Sculpture Garden of Pasadena City College.

"...Graham's mixed media paintings are involved with strongly felt emotions and brooding religious imagery conceived in an abstract, expressionistic style."

Patrick Graham Artist-in-Residence video