Brian McPartlon attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. He frequented famed counterculture places, associated with influential artists and activists and participated in Vietnam War protests; these events brought a connection to a creative world unlike any he had learned in school. McPartlon then moved to California to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduation in 1973, McPartlon rented studio space in San Francisco and with artist friends from the evolving South of Market Art scene put together well-attended impromptu art shows. He is now working on a new series of large paintings whose focus is preternatural.
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