Patricia Broderick

Paintings and Works on Paper

April 23 – May 22, 2009

Me with a Monkey and Hat Puzzling Over Abstract Shapes
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 36 inches
private collection

Roelough, Winter
1990
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Little Dog After Belfast
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 33 3/4 inches
private collection

Red Self Portrait, Angry
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 24 inches

Person in a Landscape
1999
oil n canvas
36 x 48 inches

Shuddup!
1982
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Woman with Bare Breast and a Multicolored Face
nd
mixed media on paper
20 x 26 inches

J. Meyerhof, Old Woman Dying
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 36 inches

A Person with a Long Nose Who's Caught a Fish
nd
mixed media on paper
20 x 26 inches
private collection

Untitled
nd
mixed media on paper
34 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches

Man attached to Memories of his Mother
1998
mixed media on paper
30 x 36 inches

The Edge of the World
1988
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Crying Chicken with a Hat
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 24 inches

Out the Window
1996
mixed media on paper
29 1/2 x 22 inches

Lochross Point
1998
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Untitled
nd
mixed media on paper
30 x 22 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Patricia Broderick. The exhibition will present an overview of the artist’s work from her last decade, many of them psychologically charged depictions of solitary figures.

The works are highly personal and often involve memories of family, friends and important events in her life. Others depict figures looking out windows, or looking into a distant landscape. She also painted landscapes of Ireland where she and her husband owned a house, and where the family spent a good deal of time over the years.

Broderick was a painter and writer who was raised on the Upper East Side but became at an early age a devotee of the village, where she lived on Washington Square Park for much of her life. She started painting in her teens under the tutelage of Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and Vaclav Vytiacil, and later at the Art Student’s League. In the1940s she made several extended trips to Mexico where she attended Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, and later studied and lived for a year with Tamayo and his wife Olga.

In addition to painting she started writing plays while attending the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she met and married the actor James Broderick. They settled in the Village and raised three children, including her youngest, Matthew Broderick. She went on to write and direct several plays, and eventually wrote for television, including adaptations of Intermezzo and Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Later she wrote the script for the film Infinity (1997), in which her son directed and starred. She also worked on the script of Glory (1989).

Broderick’s work was exhibited over the years in several galleries in New York and across the country. Recent exhibitions include a show in 2006 at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a 2002 solo exhibition at Art Resources Transfer, and a two-person show in 2002 with John Wesley, her companion.