Patrick Farrell

BORN: March 14, 1940, in Hardwood, Michigan

DIED: 2016, in Milwaukee, WI

Patrick was the youngest of four children.

The family later moved to Cudahy, WI. Raised in a trailer park, and troubled by problems at home, Farrell stopped going to school at age 14 and never went beyond the eighth grade in school.

Farrell worked as a busboy and an errand boy for a record distribution firm and got his own apartment at 17. Then — without ever taking an art class — he started painting landscapes and still lifes to cover the walls.

After stumbling upon an art show at a shopping center and realizing his work was comparable, Farrell decided to display some of his paintings and woodcuts in an art fair at Capitol Court. Soon he was making a living selling his creations to collectors around the country, gaining critical recognition and evolving as an artist.

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Patrick Farrell
Apple Still Life by Patrick Farrell
Apple Still Life
4.5 x 8.5 in.
Cherries on a String by Patrick Farrell
Cherries on a String
3.5 x 2.5 in.
Mockingbird by Patrick Farrell
9.5 x 7.5 in.
Red Apple Still Life by Patrick Farrell
Red Apple Still Life
4.25 x 8.5 in.
Three Trees Clearing by Patrick Farrell
Three Trees Clearing
7.25 x 13.75 in.
Winter Landscape by Patrick Farrell
Winter Landscape
4.5 x 8.5 in.