The Art Elevator Episode #9 - Patrick Connors on “Perspective and the History of Perspective”

podcast Jan 10, 2022

Patrick Connors is a Philadelphia easel painter. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, his work is exhibited internationally and included in private and public collections.

Among the institutions where Patrick has lectured are Yale University Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Drexel School of Medicine. He has taught at the New York Academy of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art: Manhattan and Rome Programs.

Fellowships and grants include a Franz & Virginia Bader Fund Grant, an Oxford University Summer Residency Fellowship in painting and anatomy, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant for painting, the Samuel D. Gross/Thomas Eakins Award for Significant Contributions to Medicine and its Surrounding Culture by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; and the select alternate for a Senior Research Fulbright Scholarship for Italy.  This year, Patrick was awarded the Howard and Gail Schaevitz Foundation grant for painting.

Listeners can view Patrick’s paintings and connect with him through his website

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The introduction of perspective in Renaissance art
  • What perspective is and the major artists involved in popularizing the use of perspective
  • Patrick Connors’ experiences using perspective in his own paintings

And much more!

Actionable Checklist Coming Soon!


Resources Mentioned:

Raphael’s School of Athens

Andrea Pisano, South Doors of the Florence Baptistry

Lorenzo Ghiberti, East Doors of the Florence Baptistry, “The Gates of Paradise”

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Leonardo's Perspective study for the adoration of the Magi

Eakins perspective cartoon for the Pair-oared shell


Learn More About Patrick:

Patrick's Website

Watch “A Place Apart: Patrick Connors Paints Laurel Hill Cemetery”

Watch Patrick Connors in the video “The Loaded Brush, The Oil Sketch, and the Philadelphia School of Painting”



Today's episode is sponsored by:

MTN Luxury Group with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the Vail Valley of Colorado. 

Podcast Editing: 

Shameka Jones, media producer, and art professional
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Instagram: @__Moca__


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