Patricia Graham Arrott died peacefully and quickly in Vancouver General Hospital at dawn on March 9, 2016. Patricia returned to Vancouver in the summer of 2014 after living in Washington, DC for five years upon retiring from her teaching of drawing at the Arts Students League in New York City. After raising four children in Pittsburgh, Dearborn and West Vancouver, Patricia studied at the League and the National Academy of Design. Patsy (1931-2016) Robert Beverly Hale taught her anatomy. She studied with Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman. She liked New York so much that it became the center of her life, drawing as many as 10 hours per day, seven days per week for 30 years living in the Rockefeller Apartments on W 55th Street, returning to Vancouver in the summer time where she had a circle of friends all devoted to the study of the head. Patricia specialized in the use of the line and mastered the art of silver point drawing. A revered instructor once poked his head into her class room and announced that "Ingres lives" comparing her to the master of all masters of portraiture. His opinion was supported by many prizes and the popularity of her exhibitions. Her Portrait of a Young Man from a traveling exhibition on Silverpoint was later reproduced in a book on the same page with a Leonardo da Vinci and a Kathe Kollwitz as three examples of drawing the head. Trained in Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Museum and the College of Fine Arts of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Patricia majored in Art Education, learning Crafts as well as Painting and Design. On moving to Canada in 1968, Patricia taught at Handicraft House in North Vancouver before taking up drawing in the Courts of Vancouver. The many important trials she documented included the extradition of Leonard Peltier. For four decades she drew the inhabitants of the Downtown East Side at the Carnegie Centre in Vancouver. In the early 1990's at height of the AIDS epidemic she made drawings at the Gay Men's Health Crisis Center in New York of many men none of which would live long enough for the advent of successful treatments. Patricia made reproductions of these drawings for the AIDS victims to give to their family and friends. Often alienated from their parents, the young men relished the empathy shown by a member of an older generation. The collection of these portraits is of historical as well of artistic note. She made exquisite drawing of babies, especially, using Conte crayon. In the early 2000's, Patricia studied cadavers and autopsies with an exhibition "On Drawing from Death" at Minerva Durham’s Spring Studio. Her portraiture was exhibited in the Centenary of the College of Fine Arts along with works of Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol. Patricia's parents were George Patterson Graham and Helen Gilleland who met at the University of Pittsburgh. Their families had roots in Butler County at the beginning of the 19th Century. Helen Gilleland was a descendant of Priscilla Mullins, John Alden and Miles Standish. Helen’s father, the architect Walter Hamilton Gilleland, was a first cousin of Martha Graham. Patricia's brother George Patterson Graham Jr. retired recently as Professor of Mathematics at Indiana State University. In 1953 Patricia married Anthony Schuyler Arrott, now Professor Emeritus of Physics at Simon Fraser University. Her first child Anthony Patterson Arrott was born six weeks before she and her husband received degrees in 1954 from what is now Carnegie Mellon University. By 1964, when the family stayed in England, the children included Helen Graham Arrott, Matthew Ramsey Arrott and Elizabeth Arrott. At three, Elizabeth was enrolled in the Pickly Wizard nursery school at Queen's College while Patricia went to the Ashmolean Museum where she could hold in her hands many of the greatest pencil drawings. Later she would gain access as a scholar to the undisplayed acquisitions of major museums worldwide to supplement her encyclopedic knowledge of the use of the line in Art The next generation includes Crystal Williams, Noele Lamarche (Benjamin), Timothy Arrott, Michael Davies Wilson (Valerie), Jessica Arrott, Rachael Arrott, Alyosha Ekimian, Lily Ekimian, and Katya Ekimian. Connor Michael Lamarche, Finn Jude Lamarche and Aaron David Wilson are the beginning of a new generation. They all see their Nana immortalized as the Sorceress in Paul O. Zelinski's prize winning presentation of Rapunzel. Patricia Graham Arrott was a member of the Mayflower Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as Women's Vice President and a member of the Board of Control of the Arts Students League.