Eleanor Gilpatrick: Abstracts, Nebulas
and Still Lifes

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Gilpatrick’s second career is as a contemporary realist painter. She paints landscapes, figural works, still lifes, and abstracts that capture fragments of the world which arrest the viewer in terms of composition, color, and content. Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, a modern colorist, she expresses an affirmation of life with a hint of the solitary.

Her works include strong, romantic landscapes set in New York and places she has traveled to in the US and Europe. She is influenced by the 19th Century sensibility of Turner and The Hudson River School, but expresses a 21st Century strength with vigorous brushwork, strong composition, and powerful or surprising content. Her work with the figure looks at people in motion, absorbed in the activity of their daily lives, wherever that may be.


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about the artist

Eleanor Gilpatrick’s first career was as professor at the School of Health Sciences, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) where she taught courses in health services management, writing, and critical thinking. She had won prizes for painting and draftsmanship in high school and at the Educational Alliance in New York City, but chose to study the social sciences in college and graduate school. She eventually became an expert in health care policy and human resources, authored four books (listed on Amazon.com), directed a masters program in health services administration, and pioneered courses in critical thinking and writing.

Her second career is as a contemporary realist painter. She paints landscapes, figural works, still lifes, and abstracts that capture fragments of the world which arrest the viewer in terms of composition, color, and content. Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, a modern colorist, she expresses an affirmation of life with a hint of the solitary.

Gilpatrick’s works include strong, romantic landscapes set in New York and places she has traveled to in the US and Europe. She is influenced by the 19th Century sensibility of Turner and The Hudson River School, but expresses a 21st Century strength with vigorous brushwork, strong composition, and powerful or surprising content. Her work with the figure looks at people in motion, absorbed in the activity of their daily lives, wherever that may be.

In 2007 she embarked on a new undertaking, to express her thoughts about the state of the world in her “Issues Of Our Time” series. A contrast to the anti-war paintings are Gilpatrick’s ongoing nebula paintings. These two series have been inspired by international press photographers and NASA, whom she credits.

Gilpatrick curated an on-site annual, year-long student art show at Hunter College, New York City, from 2000 to 2008. She has since taken the competition on line as JuriedStudentArt.


exhibitions

  • Eleanor Gilpatrick has been in juried shows including:
  • Galleria D’Arte Mentana, Florence, Italy
  • The Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center Manhattan
  • The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
  • The First Hudson River Art at Rhinebeck show, NY
  • The Westport Cultural Center, CT
  • The Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, NY
  • The Bowery Gallery, Manhattan
  • Gallery International, Baltimore, MD
  • The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
  • Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
  • The Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
  • The Woodstock School of Art Gallery, NY
  • The Touchtone Gallery, Washington, DC.
  • Studio Montclair, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  • Fieldstone Fine Arts, Ramsey, NJ
  • The Hudson Guild Gallery in NYC
  • The Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
  • The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY
  • The “In The News” and the “Art Into Life/Life Into Art,” and “Body Image” shows at The Pen and Brush Gallery, Manhattan
  • The Dayton International Peace Museum, Dayton, OH
  • RED DOT, 2011

awards

  • A profile of Gilpatrick’s figural work and the development of her palette appeared in American Artist Magazine, November 2002.
  • A column describing her Baltimore Aquarium Series appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of Watermarks, the National Aquarium Magazine.
  • Gilpatrick was selected to show at the Riverview Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD. and Gallery 307 in Manhattan.
  • Her painting, “The Shell Monument,” was the August selection for the 2007 Emerging Artists Calendar.

publications

Eleanor Gilpatrick has created a series of Calendar Books and a book of artwork in private collections. There are four personal, permanent calendar-books that serve as a reference for important dates, to translate into annual calendars or planners. They are 40-page paperbacks, illustrated with groups of her paintings. Every month has a page with the picture of a painting and its description, and two pages listing the dates of the month, with room to fill in the information for any particular date.

  • The first Book of Important Dates is illustrated with Gilpatrick’s anti-war paintings; the Second Book of Important Dates is illustrated with her landscapes; the Third Book of Important Dates is illustrated with her paintings of people, and the Fourth Book of Important Dates is illustrated with her abstract, still life, and nebula paintings.
  • Paintings & Drawings By Eleanor Gilpatrick In Private Collections is 63 pages plus 3 note pages, and is 8.25 x 8.25 inches. It presents images of her artworks that people have purchased or received as gifts. The date a piece was created and its description accompanies each image. The names of the collectors are not shown to protect their privacy. One can see and order the books at Amazon.com.
  • Structural Unemployment and Aggregate Demand: A Study of Employment and Unemployment in the United States, 1948-1964. Baltimore. MD.: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1966.
  • Grants for Nonprofit Organizations; A Guide to Funding and Grantwriting. NYC: Praeger, 1989.
  • Quality Improvement Projects in Health Care; Problem Solving in the Workplace. Sage, 1998.
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