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SUNRISE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2000

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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 trademark.

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 worldwide.

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."


* Manhattan Arts Magazine, November 1992       

2002 Antonelle Art Impressions

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