Born in Nottingham, England in 1915, Patrick James McArdle, called Pat, spent his formative years studying with French painter Amadee Ozenfant. His work was considered "…tres originale et remarquablement fraiche de couleur," by France Amerique.
Although born in England, McArdle was actually Irish and moved to New York City with his family when they emigrated, fleeing the war in Northern Ireland in 1924.
He received his formal education at the Art Student's League in New York City where 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
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