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Patricia Dillon

Patricia Dillon

Adjunct Instructor

Patricia Dillon is Adjunct Professor at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, NYUSPS. She is president of Putnam Art Advisors & Consultants, Inc., a multi-faceted art advisory firm serving private, corporate, and not for profit clients assisting in the purchase, sale, and appraisal of fine and decorative arts.  Additionally, she often consults and advises artists, artist’s estates and conservators. Patricia has had a lifelong interest in American painting and material culture and has studied at New York University, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, Cooper-Hewitt, and Sotheby’s.  Previously, Patricia was a litigator who tried dozens of cases to verdict including matters involving authenticity and value in fine and decorative arts. She also taught at SUNY Purchase for a number of years.

Currently Teaching

Parallels and Contrasts Between 20th-Century Fine and Decorative Art

Study the relationship between fine art and decorative art of the 20th century.

Art Law for the Art Professional

As an art professional, take this course to explore art law’s most important components and the most ardently enforced laws.

From Bedroom to Ballroom: Historic Fashion and Costume

Examine the history of fashion and costume to learn about changes in style, construction, and the use of fabrics.

Introduction to American Folk Art

Review examples of American folk art from the 17th century to present, examining regional, urban, and rural influences and the evolution over time.

Important Artists and Paintings from the American South from 1690 to Today

Explore paintings from the American South, a region that has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years.