Patricia Watwood is a leading figure in the contemporary figurative realist movement, known for her classical paintings, drawings and portraits in oil. Her narrative subjects are primarily women with themes of allegory, myth and archetype. Her portrait of Ida B. Wells was commissioned by the Kennedy School at Harvard. Watwood has been exhibited at the Beijing World Art Museum, The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), The Butler Museum, and is in the collections of The St. Louis University Museum of Art, and The New Britain Museum of American Art. She is the First Vice President of the Salmagundi Club of New York. Her first book, The Path of Drawing, is coming out with Monacelli Studio Press in late 2022.
Born in 1971, St. Louis, Missouri
Lives in Brooklyn, NY