The Art of Sherlock Holmes Artist 14 - Pat Crowley

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The Artist

Pat Crowley was the Editorial Cartoonist for the Palm Beach Post (Florida) from 1979 to 1994 and Creative Director from 1995 to 2008. His political cartoons were distributed to hundreds of newspaper throughout the United States by the San Diego based Copley News Service and appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and the New York Times.

He was a founding staffer, Editorial Cartoonist and illustrator for The Hill newspaper in Washington D.C. from 1994 to 2000.

While with the Copley News Service he produced a twice- weekly comic, The Crowley Chronicle and later, Artropolis, a weekly cartoon commentary, for The Palm Beach Post.

Crowley has illustrated numerous magazine and newspaper articles including lead art for the New York Times Sunday Week in Review section. He was a regular contributor to Palm Beach Life magazine for more than two decades. 

He has illustrated ten books and is currently writing and illustrating two children's books. 

In addition to political cartooning, Crowley teaches painting and figure drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida. He paints in oils and acrylic and sculpts in all media, including bronze at The Hunt Club, his studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The Story

For The Art of Sherlock Holmes Pat has painted an amazing cartoon style piece from the story 'The Adventure of The Paradol Chamber' by author Paul W. Nash. Paul grew up in the shadow of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, where he worked as a junior library assistant between 1981 and 1994 and as a senior library assistant from 2007. He makes his living as a bibliographer, cataloguer, editor, book-designer and printing historian, pursuing the mysteries of bibliography very much as Sherlock Holmes might have done, had he been a librarian. He is fascinated by the traditional processes of printing and has his own private press at which he prints small works of fiction, poetry and humour. Writing stories and musical composition have been hobbies throughout his adult life and he is now officially a doctor, albeit not in a useful sense (like Dr Watson), holding as he does a doctorate in Publishing History from Oxford Brookes University.

The painting has been turned into an authenticated art print by The Conan Doyle Estate:

The Merchandise

There are lots of offers on books, art prints and merchandise on the Art Of Sherlock Holmes Page.

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