Patrick J. Finn, a textile specialist, photographer and writer has been researching and photographing the cultural context of Indian textiles, specifically, Indian quilts and quilt making. He has just completed “Timeless Textiles: The Quilts of India,” the first extensive survey of Indian quilts compiled in India or abroad. The lavishly illustrated manuscripts identify and chronicle the historic and contemporary context of quilt-making from undivided India.
Earlier this year he completed a fellowship as a Research Associate at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Finn is a major contributor in Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe by Spike Gillespie. He was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Financial Award for Taos Up Close I a photographic portrait essay of the artists of the Taos art colony at the turn of the century. Finn has been collected by the Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Fine Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico and by over 30 private collectors.