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Pat Passlof

Pat Passlof (1928-2011) was born in Brunswick, Georgia. She studied under William de Kooning at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and received a BFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1951. Pat moved to New York in the 1940s and continued instruction with de Kooning. Pat married Milton Resnick, a friend of de Kooning and an abstract artist himself. Pat and Milton attended the artist residency in Roswell together. Along with her husband, Pat was a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists. Pat received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999 and the Edwin P Palmer Memorial Prize in 2006. She was represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea, New York who featured a solo exhibition of Pat’s work the week of her death.