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Patricia Hope Windrow
Patricia Windrow (September 12, 1921 - March 5, 2013) was born in London, England and educated in Paris, France. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art and The Dictionary of Contemporary Achievement.
Her work has been collected by the Minnesota Museum of Art, West Publishing's Art and the Law, The Parrish Museum in Southampton, N.Y. and the Catherine Lorillard Wolff Arts Club of New York. Numerous private collectors, including Robert Redford, Vladimir Horowitz, John Cage and R. Philip Hanes, have acquired her paintings. Her work has been represented by galleries in New York, Washington, D.C. and Palm Beach.
During her long residence on Long Island, Patricia Windrow developed and hosted a weekly educational television series called "The Cable Easel" that ran for 12 years. This pioneering series of televised art instruction programs was recognized in 1988 with a coveted Cable Ace Award.
A frequently commissioned painter, Patricia Windrow executed numerous portraits of eminent people including Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne and the late president of the Rockefeller Foundation, John Knowles.
She created some 60 large scale indoor and outdoor murals in private homes and in public settings including banks, schools and restaurants.
From 1991 to 2003, Patricia Windrow operated her own gallery in Front Royal, Virginia. Two of her landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley have been sold as prints at the Shenandoah National Park's Visitor's Center on the Skyline Drive.
Patricia Windrow was a prolific realist painter whose enormous range encompassed
as well as
treatments of timeless subjects, such as "
The Unbirth of Venus
." Her paintings range in scale from miniatures (such as those in the collection of the New Jersey Miniature Art Society, some of which measure one square inch) to works over twenty square feet in area. She painted from life and has been praised for her keenly observed depictions as well as for her subtle evocations of place and time. Her palette is varied but centered on what may be called the colorings of nature.
Patricia Windrow's remarkable series of large studies of crystals won special mention in the New York publication ArtSpeak. Of her gallery show,
, its critic wrote,
Given the richness of her imagination and virtuoso skills, one might expect Patricia Windrow to continue constructing ever more complex alternate realities. In her "Crystallinity" series, however, Windrow has returned to simpler compositions that now have all the epic elegance and uncluttered monumentality of her mature style.
"Crystal with Hopi Phantom,"
the critic said, "Meticulously painted and strangely serene, the magical image has the classical beauty of a New Age Vermeer."