Patrick's Judaic Influences
Patrick Meyer was born & raised in the eastern part of France, in a small town close to Strasbourg in the Rhine Valley, a stronghold of one of the oldest Jewish communities in Western Europe. With a Catholic mother and a father with a Jewish ancestry, he grew up with a strong interest in Jewish and ancient history around the Mediterranean Basin, seeking a spiritual connection with his roots. As a 12-year-old student he began a life-long infatuation with classical studies, and he immersed himself into Latin, Greek, and French philosophy and literature.
P. Meyer’s passion for the Arts brought him to Paris in the early 1980s, where he completed his art and design education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1985 he made his Parisian debut as a metalsmith and jewelry designer, working for himself and in collaboration with well-known fashion houses such as Guy Laroche and Paco Rabanne.
In the mid-90s, Patrick reached a turning point in his career and life, and he relocated to San Francisco, California, where he currently resides. Here, he created Patrick Meyer Studio and successfully established himself as a metal sculptor and designer, specializing in Judaica objects and accessories as well as functional and decorative cast pewter items for the home.
P. Meyer draws his inspiration from nature, primitive forms, and modern art. His aesthetic emphasizes pure and organic lines which incorporate industrial and ethnic styles. He works with high-grade lead-free pewter, a soft metal easily forged, molded, and cast.
Patrick Meyer Studio currently offers a wide range of Judaica objects and functional tabletop items, all made in the U.S.A. His work can be found in Judaica shops, synagogue shops, galleries, stores, and museum shops throughout the country.