John Douglas Patrick

John Douglas Patrick (August 17, 1863 – January 19, 1937) was an American painter.

Born in Hopewell, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Patrick was the son of Scottish immigrants, and moved taking into account his intimates to a farm external of Lenexa, Kansas in 1878. He began his artistic studies at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts before neglect in 1885; he traveled to Paris, where he enrolled in the Académie Julian. During this times he was trendy at the Paris Salon, showing measure there in 1886 and again in 1887. In 1888 he painted Brutality, depicting a workman beating his horse, a common sight in Parisian streets at the time; the painting was shown at the Salon of 1888, and is widely considered his masterpiece. It is currently owned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Patrick also exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, where Brutality won a medal, making Patrick accompanied by the first Americans consequently awarded by the French artistic community; some sources denote him as the first American from west of the Mississippi River to be so honored.

He returned house to the United States, teaching at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts for three years. In 1903 he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he took a slope at the Kansas City Art Institute. He would remain later that institution for 32 years, rising to become the primary moot of painting and occupying a prominent role in the local artistic community in advance in the 20th century. He showed deed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. In adjunct to teaching, he was lively as a portraitist for much of his career. Patrick died in Kansas City, and is buried in the Corinth Cemetery in Prairie Village, Kansas, in the family plot.

In addition to Brutality, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art owns several drawings by Patrick; all were donated to the accretion by the families of his daughters, Grayce Patrick Wray and Hazel Patrick Rickenbacher, to consent the museum's 75th anniversary in 2009. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum owns a portrait of Wayman Crow, Sr., painted in 1890. Another put it on is in the Johnson County Historical Museum in Johnson County, Kansas though the Kansas City Art Institute owns a self-portrait. Other paintings remain in private hands.

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