Patterson, Ambrose McCarthy (1877-1966)

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Patterson, Ambrose (1877-1966)
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Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Professor of Art (University of Washington 1919-47; Newspaper cartoonist
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Ambrose McCarthy Patterson (1877-1966), artist, was born on 29 June 1877 at Daylesford, Victoria, son of George Patterson, English-born auctioneer, and his Irish wife Annie Marks, née Maccarthy, and nephew...

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Australian-born American painter, printmaker and teacher, Ambrose Patterson's reputation in Australia is based mainly on the work he produced in Paris between 1901 and 1910 while living and studying there.

Australian-born American painter, printmaker and teacher, Ambrose Patterson was born on 29 June 1877 at Daylesford, Victoria, the son of an English-born auctioneer and his Irish wife. From 1895 to 1898 Patterson attended the National Gallery School, Melbourne, where fellow students included George Bell, Max Meldrum , Rose McPherson ( Margaret Preston ) and Hugh Ramsay. He also studied with E. Phillips Fox and Tudor St George Tucker at the Melbourne School of Art. On receiving an inheritance in 1898, he took Fox’s advice and travelled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian. As a result of financial difficulties, in 1899 he travelled to Montreal and to New York, where he worked as a cartoonist for newspapers. In 1901, his brother’s sister-in-law, Nellie Melba, financed his return to Paris. He studied at the Academies Colarossi and Delecluze, where George W. Lambert and Ramsay were also students. He became friends with English artist Alan Beeton, who introduced him to Gerald Kelly. Initially a follower of Velasquez, around 1904 Patterson started to paint in a more impressionist manner, inspired by the work of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Pissarro. He suffered a breakdown in 1905, recuperating first in the south of England and subsequently Ireland. In 1909, while on a trip to Venice, he suffered a further breakdown. Returning to Australia in 1910, he received several significant portrait commissions, and also depicted Melbourne streetscapes and rural landscapes. He received support from Frederick McCubbin , with whom he was one of the founders ...

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  1. [Ambrose Patterson : Australasian Art & Artists File]
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  2. Ambrose McCarthy Patterson (1877-1966) his early years and the development of his art and career (1877-1919) / Catherine Jane Alexander
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  3. Hawaii : twelve woodcuts / by Ambrose Patterson
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  1. [Ambrose Patterson : Australasian Art & Artists File]
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  4. Ambrose McCarthy Patterson (1877-1967), papers, 1902-66 : Accession numbers 2563 & 2563-3 / Ambrose McCarthy Patterson
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  5. Contemporary art of the United States : collection of the International Business Machines Corporation
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    [ Book : 1940 ]
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  6. Prize-winning oil paintings and why they won the prize. / With comments by Gus Baker. Designed by Harold G. Oliphant
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  7. Portrait of an artist : Ambrose Patterson (1877-1966) from the Latin quarter to the pot pourri of Palamadom / Jane Alexander
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