Patricia Broderick

Selected Paintings

January 17 – February 23, 2013

Janet and Me and Mrs. R at C.P.W.
c.1980s
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Self Portrait
2001
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

A Lesson in Minimal Art or- God, With all the Rest of Us
1988-98
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Rufino Tamayo in Mexico 1941 My Teacher
1988
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
SOLD

Woman with a Green Face
1982
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
SOLD

St. Frances
1984-86
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

My Mother About 1936
1987
acrylic on canvas
30 1/4 x 24 inches

Self Portrait
1982
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

My Mother's Deathbed, 1943
1981
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Jimmy Coming Home from his Chemo with a Stuffed Animal for the Kids
2000
oil on canvas
30 x 38 inches

Boy Having a Nightmare
1976
oil on canvas
24 x 30 1/4 inches

Self Portrait Painted at the Height of My Neralgia Pain '86
1986
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
SOLD

Cezanne and Me
nd
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Lovers Two
c.1976
oil on canvas
26 x 32 inches
SOLD

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Broderick. The exhibition will comprise fifteen paintings from her last two decades. It marks the third exhibition with the gallery. Many of them psychologically charged and muted images of solitary figures and figure groups.

The works are highly personal and directly autobiographical in nature. Many of them involve memories of family, friends and important events in her life, marking death, illness, as well as those quiet moments of everyday life. The exhibition will also include melancholy 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 an artist 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. Exhibitions include shows in 2009 and 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.


For additional information or visuals please contact the gallery at 212.262.5050

Upcoming Exhibition: Interior: Roy McMakin, Donald Evans, Jane Freilicher, Nell Blaine, Fairfield Porter and Larry Rivers, among others. February 28 – April 6