Connors Fine Arts Studio


Patrick Connors is a 1980 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate Program. There, he studied primarily under Arthur DeCosta and was awarded the Perspective Prize. In 1982 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

His work is exhibited internationally and in the past decade has been in solo or group venues at the National Academy of Design, New York Academy of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Meredith Long & Company, Pierrepont Fine Arts, Arcadia Gallery, and Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

His paintings, drawings, designs, and murals are included in private and public collections.

Summer 2010

In 2002, Connors was awarded an Oxford University Summer Residency Fellowship in painting and anatomy. In 1998 he was awarded a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant for painting and in 1999 was the select alternate for a Senior Research Fulbright Scholarship for Italy.

He teaches in the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, Grand Central Academy of Art, Institute of Classical Architecture, Studio Incamminati, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Among the institutions at which he has lectured are Yale University Art Gallery, Water Street Atelier, Drexel School of Medicine, Classical America: Philadelphia Chapter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fall 2009 he was a visiting artist at Savannah College of Art and Design.

The following articles: "Through the Picture Plane: The Poetry in the Pictorial Space of Thomas Eakins"; "The Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom"; "The Oil Sketch and Representationist Thought in the Philadelphia School of Painting"; "The Art of Sacred Devotion," and "The Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts" have been published in various journals.

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