Patrick McArdle

Irish-American Modernist painter          1915-1997

Represented in the permanent collections of the Art Museum at Indiana University and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockport, Maine 


Born into an Irish family in Nottingham, England, Patrick McArdle spent his formative years studying with the renowned French painter,father of the Modernist movement, Amadee Ozenfant. His work was considered “…tres orignale et remarquablement fraiche de couleur,” by FranceAmerique.

Upon emigrating from Ireland to the United States, McArdle received his formal education at the Art Student’s League in New York Citywhere he was a pupil of Hans Hoffmann. He spent summers studying with marine painter Jay Hall Connaway.

Often compared to Matisse, McArdle’s figures exhibit a similar feeling of movement and presence, or as one critic for Art News put it, they are …”whimsical comments on equilibrium…and human manners.”

He exhibited exclusively in New York Cityand his paintings are represented in the private collections of eminent collectors from the mid twentieth century such as Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Joel Friedman and Brahm Miranda, his agent.

Patrick McArdle spent his final years in Downeast Maine and was represented by Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay. Paintings from the estate are available through Gleason Fine Art and the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, Maine.






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