Patrick Alt (b.1950-2013)
. Born April 7th, 1950 in Shaboygan, Wisconsin.
. California Institute of the Arts, BFA (1971)
. University of Southern California, Irvine (1974)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
. Galeria Del Sol – Santa Barbara, CA (1971)
. Inspiration Furniture – Thinking Eye Gallery , Los Angeles, CA.
. Designs in Fashion& Furniture – LA Institute of Contemporary Art (1985)
. 10 – Couturier Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
. Gallery Artists – G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1990)
. Cityscape Foto Gallery – Pasadena, CA
. The Nude – The Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO
. Forms II – The Platinum Gallery – Santa Fe, NM, & New York,NY (1995)
Featured works with other members of The Los Angeles League of Platinum Printers.
. Platinum Photography – New Land Gallery, Sugar Land, TX (1996)
. The Elegant Image – Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (1997)
. Art On Paper Fair, Participating dealer; Susan Spritus Gallery (1998)
. 8 x 10 – Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
. Live Draw!2 – DCA Fine Art , Venice, CA (2003)
. The Hollywood Bowl Sphere Art Project – Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2004)
. Artifacts – SAC Arts, Santa Ana, CA (2008)
. Alternate Processes – Edward Cella Gallery Los Angeles, CA (2010)
. Native American Portraits – Edward Cella Gallery, Posthumously (2013)
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
. Unknown Tuscany – Instituto Italiano Di Cultura,Los Angeles,CA (2006)
. Images of Women – BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
. Images of Women – Herotica, Los Angeles, CA
. Images of Women – Thinking Eye, Los Angeles, CA (1985)
. Images of Women – Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA (1983)
. New Paintings – Cohen and Ziskin, Beverly Hills, CA (1979)
. Recent Paintings – 201 Frankfort – Huntington Beach, CA
. "Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million"
Patrick was asked to come authenticate these found photographs as an expert of photography. "It is my belief that he brought these negatives with him for teaching purposes and to show students how to not let their negatives be engulfed in a fire," Alt said. "I think this clearly explains the range of work in these negatives, from very early pictorialist boat pictures, to images not as successful, to images of the highest level of his work during this time period."-Patrick Alt, CNN article published July 27th, 2010
. Perspective on Beauty: Southern California. Published by Towers Perrin, showcasing their collection of Patrick’s major body of work in color, using large format cameras. (1999)
. The New Erotic Photography – edited by Maxim Jakubowski. (2010)
. Unknown Tuscany – Patrick Alt platinum prints. Applied Arts Magazine award winning volume for creative merit and technical execution. Introduction by Lyle Wexler. (2006)
. Fabrik – issue 16 (2012)
. Avatars of the Sacred Feminine – Studio nudes by Patrick Alt (2012)
. Lux Et Flux – The Motion Photographs by Patrick Alt (2012)
. View Camera Magazine - The Art and Craft of Platinum by Patrick Alt (2012)
. Erin – a photographic portrait by Patrick Alt (2013)
. Wood, Water, Stone – Nudes in the Landscape by Patrick Alt (2013)
. Pools of Desire – Day/Night – Nudes by Patrick Alt (2013)
. Anatomica Natura – Nudes in the Landscape by Patrick Alt (2013)
. 29 Palms – Desert still lifes and nudes by Patrick Alt.(2013)
Introduction by Amy Scott, curator, Autry National Center
The prints produced from the photographs in this book were selected by curators at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA to be archived at their institution. The Autry's exhibition Kim Stringfellow's Jackrabbit Homestead on view at the museum, September 13, 2014-August 23, 2015 featured photographs and audio interviews, that explored the desire to flee the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and stake a claim in the California desert that resulted in a collection of derelict cabins from the 1950's. This exhibition ended one month prior to when Patrick's work was officially donated to the museum in early September of 2015.
. Patrick Alt – Platinum Printer, Mammoth Plate Photographer by Caren Levin (2014)
July 5, 2013
Beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend, Patrick Alt succumbed to cancer after a valiant fight conducted with dignity and grace, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.
His photographic work reflects the tradition of large format photography, with its belief in clarity, craft, and beauty as the prime sources of image making. As of September 2015, Patrick’s Native American Powwow platinum photographs and images taken in Twenty-nine Palms have been donated to The Autry National Center archive in Los Angeles, CA.