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Patrick Connors

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Connors is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. His work is exhibited internationally and is included in both private and public collections. In the past decade, he exhibited at the Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Butler Institute of American Art, Arcadia Gallery, and National Academy of Design. Connors teaches at the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has lectured at Yale University Art Gallery, Drexel School of Medicine, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.   His published articles include: “Through the Picture Plane: The Poetry in the Pictorial Space of Thomas Eakins”; “Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom”; and “The Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.” Connors was awarded an Oxford University Summer Residency Fellowship in painting and anatomy (2002). He was awarded a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant for painting (1998). He was the select alternate for a Senior Research Fulbright Scholarship for Italy (1999). Connors has completed numerous private and public commissions for portrait, figure, landscape, still life, and mural.

"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

Willem De Kooning

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