Born in 1947, Patrick Hogan was an American artist whose crippling rare illness was said to inspire tough-minded abstract works. In his early childhood, he was diagnosed with Werding-Hoffman syndrome, a rare muscular disease that forced him into a wheelchair by the age of ten. He began exploring his artistic talents by the age of eleven and was exhibited in shows by his high school years. While attending Cal State Northridge, Hogan began exhibiting in solo exhibitions which aided in the development of his career.
Hogan was the recipient of many awards for his talents. He became best known for his designs with rope and acrylic on canvas and innovative easel he created to aid him in the production of works of art even at his weakest stages of life. Hogan passed at the young age of 41 due to medical complications.