Art Fitzpatrick started his automotive design career in 1937, with John Tjaarda at Briggs Body (owners of the LeBaron brand name) in Detroit at the age of 18. By age 20 he was in Hollywood designing the four-door Packard Darrins. After World War II, Fitzpatrick focused on advertising design and illustration, spending eight years creating Lincoln-Mercury ads as well as illustrating for Chrysler, Plymouth, Nash, Studebaker, and Kaiser. In 1953, Art Fitzpatrick began an unprecedented exclusive 21 year contract with General Motors, creating artwork for Buick, GM Corporate, General Motors Europe, and the 13-year Pontiac Wide Track advertising campaign. Fitzpatrick’s recent work includes five popular car illustrations featured on the "America on the Move" postage stamps for the US Postal Service. He has also served as a consultant for PIXAR Studios’ new feature film Cars. He is an Honorary Member of both the AFAS and the Classic Car Club of America.
Art Wall: Art Fitzpatrick
June 1, 2006 - August 1, 2006
- An Icon Re-invisioned: The Jaguar Sports Car
- Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code
- Pickups: The Art of Utility
- Fins: Form Without Function
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