Lawrence Anthony Patterson Biography

Lawrence Anthony Patterson




Lawrence Anthony Patterson was born in Fresno, California on March 24, 1896.  He studied art in San Francisco at the California School of Fine Arts and then in Mexico City. He returned to San Francisco in the early 1920’s and was active in the local art scene and became interested in printmaking and book illustration.  He worked with the printer Lawton Kennedy who was printing professionally by age 17. In 1932 Patterson moved to San Mateo, California where he taught art for 30 years at the San Mateo Junior College.

Lawrence Patterson died in San Mateo, California on November 3, 1964.