H I S T O R Y
Patrick (1992) is the 5th generation Halladay, following the long line of a nationally and locally known artistic and graphic arts family.
Milton Halladay (1885 - 1961) was a nationally renowned syndicated political cartoonist at The Providence Journal & Evening Bulletin whose work included a Pulitzer Prize nomination and visit to the White House. Milton was part of the select few inner circle artists that shaped Uncle Sam’s caricature as America entered the World War. After retirement Milton became well known for his watercolors of Vermont covered bridges.
Allan Halladay Sr. (1906 - 1999), known to Patrick as “Gramps”, was a regionally recognized watercolorist, one the few artists who could command a single show exhibition at the Providence Art Club. He also was a noted Sports and Political cartoonist for The Providence Journal who was particularly sought out for his famous sports caricatures. Allan’s sculpturing talents included having his work become a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Additionally, he and his younger brother Stuart Halladay (1912 - 2007) were the creative minds behind the Chief Yawgoog sign, the timeless logo for the Camp Yawgoog Boy Scout Reservation in Rockville, Rhode Island. Stuart had a notable career as a graphic artist, retiring from his job as an advertising art director in 1977.
Allan Halladay Jr. (1932 - 2016), known to Patrick as “Grandpa Buzz”, was an accomplished Graphic Designer and Photographer whose work includes a collection of the Americas Cup yachting races and The Tall Ships in Newport, RI. Many of Allan’s pieces and lithographic reproductions hang on the walls throughout Rhode Island and beyond. Allan also built a successful printing company whose works included limited edition prints for sports figures Ted Williams, Dwight Evans, and Larry Bird.
Richard Halladay (1956), Patrick’s father,has spent over 35 plus years in Print and Graphic Arts industry including running his own finer quality commercial & lithographic printing company producing many fine art reproductions for artists / graphic designers such as Anthony Quinn and Malcolm Grear Designers. His collaborative talents have been used in print projects for colleges, galleries, and associations including; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) ,Brown University’s David Winston Bell Gallery and The American Art Fair, a national annual collective exhibition of premier fine art galleries.
Patrick Halladay continues this legacy leveraging his roots and talents as he builds a new and fresh addition to the Halladay art history. Please enjoy his work and spread the word.