Patrick K. O'Brien

Patrick K. O'Brien

Graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in biology, O'Brien worked as a draftsman for a firm specializing in naval architecture. He then attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University. His intent to become a free-lance artist came true in 1986, and for two decades he painted artwork for several well-known organizations, including National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and the U.S. Naval Academy. With his artwork displayed on posters, greeting cards, and in magazines, O'Brien turned to illustrating children's books for other authors. Next he began writing and illustrating his own works. His first of nine non-fiction books called The Making of a Knight shows his interest in historic and pre-historical people and events. Broadening his horizons, by 2003, he began painting in the marine field of art, and 2008 saw The History Channel filming him at work for their documentary. O'Brien continues to write and create artwork from his home in Maryland.

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Duel of the Ironclads
by Patrick O'Brien
from Walker and Company
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$9.99
Making of a Knight
by Patrick O'Brien
from Charlesbridge
Picture Books/Historical Fiction for 2nd-6th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HISW-MID)
$6.76
Oxford Atlas of World History
by Patrick K. O'Brien
1st edition from Oxford University
for 7th-Adult
in Historical & Cultural Atlases (Location: HISRF-ATLAS)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Steam, Smoke, and Steel
by Patrick O'Brien
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Transcontinental Railroad (Location: HISA-19TRR)
$7.95