David Patric Shannon (1920-1999)
Born in Oklahoma, he served in the Navy during World War II. At Stanford University, he was active in theater and choral groups. After earning a master's degree in painting at UC-Berkeley, he taught art and theater at colleges in California and Texas and directed art museums in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Shannon died at age 78 in Liberty, Missouri of cancer.
obituary note, Stanford Magazine
The following text was affixed to the back of one of the artist's paintings and it was written for his "Redlands" exhibition (no known author):
"Patric Shannon has called himself an old-fashioned painter who enjoys the abstract expressionist's manipu
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