With an international reputation as an artist and designer of automobiles Art Fitzpatrick has lived the artist’s dream, working at home while associating with some of the biggest names in the worlds of business, arts and entertainment. His career in automobile advertising is unmatched. with over 1,400 national magazine ads, countless brochure illustrations, and over 50 art and design awards. The ads for 14 different brands in 28 years are really 53 years worth of ads. They included 12 years for Lincoln/Mercury, 21 for GM; Corporate, Buick, Opel, GM/Canada, and Pontiac’s unprecedented
13 award-winning Wide-Track years that still resonate today.
More recently, Fitz received screen credit for work on Disney-Pixar’s Oscar nominated film Cars, and painted two postage stamp series, 50s Sporty Cars, released at the August 2005 Woodward Dream Cruise. It won a Silver Creativity Award, and the 1953 Corvette was hung in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The second, Fins & Chrome received the Gold Creativity Award. Last year he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Art of the Automobile from Art Center College of Design, and the Automotive Fine Art Society has created a perpetual award in the name of their active Honorary Member, the Art Fitzpatrick Award …”for Automotive Art That Stirs the Soul” to be awarded for the first time at Pebble Beach this year.
Currently, as an Honorary Member of the Automotive Fine Art Society (AFAS) he has been exhibiting for the past 15 years, at their annual Exhibition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, at other Concours and auto museums. doing commissions, and selling prints of his many works. He is also Honorary Life member of the Classic Car Club of America and the GTO Association of America, and was an elected active member of the Society of Industrial Designers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and the Westport Artist Society.
- Employer: Freelance
- Title: Advertiser/Illustrator
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