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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Artist Background

You can find a wide range of his work on both the Big Chicks side and in Tweet,  ranging from his early work to more recent images.

Tony Fitzpatrick, a Chicago based self-taught artist has a unique range of influences acquired through various occupations. Fitzpatrick has led a colorful life as a former prizefighter, poet, radio talk-show host, and movie actor. He became aware if his interest and talent for intricate detail and imagery in both small- and large-scale drawings later in life.. In his early artistic career, Fitzpatrick made multi-colored drawings on slate and began to focus on printmaking, with the inception of his own Black Cat Press. He expanded to doing mixed-media drawings, paintings, and collages, with a mix of found imagery, drawings, text, and daily ephemera. Chicago, his children and nature have all been strong themes for Tony Fitzpatrick. Other influences include vintage children’s books, childhood religious memories, superheroes, circus posters, nature guide books politics, folk art, and tattoo designs (the latter which often appear in his precise etchings.)

American, b. 1958, Chicago, Illinois, based in Chicago, Illinois

DePaul University Art Museum features Tony Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Secret Birds’ 

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Tony Fitzpatrick’s The Secret Birds Pairs Art and Prose

Tony Fitzpatrick Secret Birds

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