Dennis Patrick Lewan 1948
Patrick Lewan was born in 1948 and was raised near the small town of Thorp, Wisconsin and studied architecture and design
just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
abilities initially led him to a career in music, composing and performing in a rock band on two continents. Eventually they
were under contract to Hugh Heffner and his Playboy Clubs. His performances entertained many famous celebrities including
Lewan is largely self-taught, he has been under the tutelage of other professional artists and teachers. He has traveled extensively and visited many museums to study the Old Master paintings, realizing that
"to paint like the masters, one must learn from the masters."
He works with
the aid of an extensive collection of references that he has accumulated over twenty years. This allows him to recreate Holland,
Belgium and other areas of Europe and America. His subjects bring wide acclaim from collectors due to his accuracy of detail
and delicate brush control.
His art reflects
the nostalgic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries with colorful, realistic and gem-like precision. His most popular subjects
include English manor houses, cottages and village streets, scenes of Dutch cities and quaint neighborhoods, flower gardens
and windmills of rural Holland-Belgium and harbors from all over the world with lighthouses and full-masted schooners.
there has been a growing demand for his romantic stately Victorian homes and gazebos depicting the elegance and charm of the
wishes to provide the viewer with a glimpse into centuries past acquainting them with it's beauty and serenity, executing
the brilliant color-play and back lighting of the Masters. There is something for everyone who seeks the traditional and representational,
with warmth, romanticism and tranquility. Collectors in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium,
Australia and the orient, presently own his paintings.
Financial Institutions, and Large Corporations as well as many celebrities, including: Ann Jillian, Dean Jones, and the Michael
Jackson family also own his art.
Lewan has had 26 one-man shows in Galleries from Madison Avenue to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
truly an accomplished artist.