An Artist For All Seasons and referred to often by art critics
as an "American Renoir", Patrick Antonelle is the foremost
impressionistic painter of our century. His style is soft, intimate,
nostalgic and balanced. He accomplishes this with his colorist
abilities and his keen architectura1 eye through a blizzard of
pointillist strokes that activate the surfaces of his art. The
changing seasons in Central Park and Manhattan's street scenes
of his native and much revered New York City have become Antonelle's
Drawing from the majestic New York City skyline, Antonelle
imbues the powerful skyscrapers of a modern city with nature's
dressing of winter's snow and spring's blossoms. In "Nocturnal
New York" depicting the Flatiron Building, Winter 1906.
he takes an evening scene and magically, with the use of color,
dissolves the darkness into watery reflections on the rain-slicked
street. Antonelle captures all the seasons and the poignant nostalgic
moments are brought to life by combining nature and architecture.
The result is beautiful harmony. In "Winter on Fifth Avenue",
Mr. Antonelle rolls back the clock and captures a time in Manhattan
when horses and buggies, vintage cars and top hats were the fashion.
With such precision, and a flair for romanticism, he paints a
picture in which we can escape; we can fantasize about a time
when the main thoroughfare of New York City was intimate and
charming. With every brush stroke, he has managed to eliminate
any suggestion of danger and stress, and has filled the atmosphere
with optimism and joy.
The chromatic magic that makes Antonelle's so internationally
appealing translates equa1ly well into the lithographic medium.
Noted collectors of his work are Liza Minnelli, the late Frank
Sinatra, Ivana Trump, Celeste Holm, Agnes DeMille, Regis Philbin,
Michael Feinstein, the late Leonard Bernstein, Shirley Bassey,
Michele Marsh of CBS and many more luminaries. His corporate
collectors include Citicorp, Panasonic (Japan), Apple Computers,
The Meredith Corporation, Better Homes and Gardens, Delta Airlines, JFK
Airport, Patek Phillipe (Geneva, Switzerland) and many others
Antonelle's love of art doesn't stop with his canvas, he spends
most of his leisure time going to theater and Broadway shows.
He and his family reside in the City but enjoy vacations at the
seashore and traveling abroad. He draws his inspiration from
his travels and his beloved Manhattan. His limited edition lithographs
and originals are available at selected galleries along the East
Coast. When asked about his artistic talent he states, "I
see the world in terms of light and shadow, color and texture.
I believe God gave me my talent. I can't imagine not painting,
it is a part of my being."
Indeed, in terms of compositional ability, Mr. Antonelle often
surpasses even some of the great French Impressionists he admires.
His work speaks directly to the heart with his inexhaustible
store of wonder. Yet for all of his lack of pretension. Patrick.
Antonelle is regarded as a highly sophisticated artist. With
palette in hand, Antonelle's versatile style can transform a
paved metropolis into a vision of beauty. In fact his love of
nature is evident and imbued in his panoramic landscapes and
floral gardens. His message to all is "reflect and appreciate
on all that surrounds you in nature."