Patrick Campbell was born in Maryland, raised in Washington DC. On October 12, 2004, Patrick suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side. As an active teen who played 4 different sports and danced, this was a hard pill to swallow. Most of all, he had been right-handed and the stroke rendered him unable to draw, or for that matter, write.
By the time he was discharged from the hospital, two months after his stroke, he could draw with his left hand just as well as, if not better than, his right. He is no longer wheelchair-bound.
In 2014, Patrick graduated from California College of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Illustration.
He created "The New Age of Slavery" after the not-guilty verdict for the murderer of Eric Garner. It now hangs in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.