P Buckley Moss – explore von Essen Galerie for the artist reproduction wall art prints. Whether it be wall prints or other art media you will find just what you are looking for.
American artist was born and raised on Staten Island in New York in 1933. Growing up, great importance was given to academic achievement. Both Pat’s older sister and younger brother excelled in school. However, Pat did not, and she was considered hopeless.
At that time, little was known about dyslexia and other learning differences. The young Pat did not receive the help that is available to learning different students today. While the rest of the family sat around the kitchen table reading and doing homework, Pat drew pictures. Her art was both a means of escape and a form of communication.
As the years passed, Pat’s artistic ability was recognized and she was blessed to be accepted to the Washington Irving High School in Manhattan. This provided a strong focus on the arts. Later, she received a scholarship to New York’s prestigious Cooper Union, an academy for the pursuance of excellence in the arts and sciences.
Pat’s artistic style is unique. She is perhaps best known for her “Valley style” watercolors of the Amish and Mennonites and tranquil landscapes. Pat began including the “Plain People” symbolically in her art soon after her husband’s job took them to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the mid-1960’s. There, she met Amish and Mennonites living in the area and admired their faith and dedication to family and caring.