Morristown contingent attends Patricia Broderick art opening


The family and friends of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church  Rector Janet Broderick gathered in New York on Monday for the opening of an exhibit of paintings by Broderick’s late mother, Patricia, at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery on Fifth Avenue. The exhibition runs through Feb. 23.

The Rev. Janet Broderick poses beside her mother's oil painting, "Janet and Me and Mrs. R. at C.P.W.," which portrays her as a child. Sharon Sheridan photo

Many of the paintings portray people and events of the artist’s life: self-portraits, her mother in the 1930s and later on her death bed, her daughter as a child, her teacher Rufino Tamayo in Mexico.

According to the gallery, “Broderick was an artist and writer who was raised on the Upper East Side but became at an early age a devotee of the village, where she lived on Washington Square Park for much of her life. She started painting in her teens under the tutelage of Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and Vaclav Vytiacil, and later at the Art Student’s League. In the 1940s she made several extended trips to Mexico, where she attended Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, and later studied and lived for a year with Tamayo and his wife Olga.

St. Peter's member Liz Keill examines Patricia Broderick's painting "Rufino Tamayo in Mexico, My Teacher, 1941." Sharon Sheridan photo

“In addition to painting she started writing plays while attending the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she met and married the actor James Broderick. They settled in the Village and raised three children [Martha, Janet and Matthew] … She went on to write and direct several plays and eventually wrote for television, including adaptations of Intermezzo and Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Later she wrote the script for the film Infinity (1997), in which her son directed and starred. She also worked on the script of Glory (1989).

“Broderick’s work was exhibited over the years in several galleries in New York and across the country. Exhibitions include shows in 2009 and 2006 at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a 2002 solo exhibition at Art Resources Transfer, and a two-person show in 2002 with John Wesley, her companion.” Broderick died in 2003.



St. Peter's members attending the art exhibition opening included, from left, Catherine Rehkamp, Fiona MacLachlan, Roseann Kaszychi and Hannah Kraft. Granddaughter of Patricia Broderick, Kraft is herself a painter. Her work was exhibited in the 2012 MG Kids Art Show at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Sharon Sheridan photo
Bishop Jack Spong and his wife Christine, members of St. Peter's, chat with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, sister-in-law of the Rev. Janet Broderick, at the opening of an art exhibit of the work of Patricia Broderick, mother of Janet and of Parker's husband, Matthew. Sharon Sheridan photo
Patricia Broderick's painting "Cezanne and Me." Sharon Sheridan photo
Patricia Broderick painted this self-portrait in 2001. Sharon Sheridan photo
Patricia Broderick's 1987 painting "My Mother About 1936" is on exhibit at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York. Sharon Sheridan photo
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