Life Story / Obituary
Patrick Farrell, born March 14, 1940, began his new journey on February 15, 2016. Preceded in death by his life companion, James W. Schroeder. Patrick is survived by his "family of special friends," relatives, and many other friends. Patrick, a self-taught artist, enjoyed a lifetime career as a fine arts oil painter with a large national and international following. He determinedly avoided the vogues and excesses of the art world mainstream and won acclaim for his oil paintings. Patrick was an Honorary Member of "The Allied Artists of America," New York City, and was profiled in numerous biographical publications including "Famous Wisconsin Artists and Architects" and "Who's Who in American Art."
It was Patrick's wish not to have a traditional funeral service. There will be a celebration of Patrick's life on Sunday, March 13, from 1:00-4:00 PM, at The Wherehouse Nightclub, located at 818 S. Water Street (east end of National Avenue, 53204, 414-383-7593).