The Art of Art Fitzpatrick

Art Fitzpatrick’s artwork for Pontiac and other carmakers evokes the optimism and prosperity of the 1960s.

Art Fitzpatrick is one of those forgotten heroes of the Golden Era whose romantic advertisements for period automakers as Lincoln, Pontiac and Studebaker continue to enchant up to this very day.

By the 1950s, Fitzpatrick was painting advertisements for Mercury, Lincoln, Nash, Plymouth, Chrysler, Kaiser and Studebaker. But it is his work for General Motors, done in collaboration with the late Van Kaufman, who painted the people and backgrounds, for which he is best remembered. Particularly the iconic, James Bond-esque scenes the duo produced for Pontiac in the 1960s.

Artwork courtesy of Art Fitzpatrick’s Portrait of Cars.

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