Patrick Linehan was born in Chicago in 1953, and has been a photographer since 1970. He studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in Photography in 1975, and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980.
Since 1981 he has had a commercial photography business, specializing in architectural, industrial and product photography. Since 1997, he has worked extensively on several bodies of work, including portfolios of images from Greece, Spain, Chicago, and the Southwest. His work is included in the collections of The Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art and many private and corporate collections.