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Art Fitzpatrick

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Art Fitzpatrick is one of my favorite automotive artists.

He was such a big part of Pontiac's success and their wide-track ad campaign from '59-'71.

http://www.fitz-art.com/

http://www.fitz-art.com/gallery.htm

http://www.petersen.org/default.cfm?docid=1046

http://www.motortrend.com/classic/features...rick/index.html

http://www.motortrend.com/classic/features...rick/index.html

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I have the issue of Motor Trend Classic which featured him. I love his ads for the second-generation Firebird and various GTOs. His best work was with Pontiac.

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His illustrations made life seem so sophisticated and cool.

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Love his artwork, always have. It transports me to a different place, and makes me want to drive a Pontiac to get there.
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I have most of his ads in my files- there's one for a '62 wagon and all the chrome is beaded with rain- insane.

In addition to being a fantastic artist, know that Pontiacs really did look this good in the '60s; they made it a bit easier for AF (& VK) :

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I have most of his ads in my files- there's one for a '62 wagon and all the chrome is beaded with rain- insane.

In addition to being a fantastic artist, know that Pontiacs really did look this good in the '60s; they made it a bit easier for AF (& VK) :

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Man, I'd like to find out the techniques he and other's used for their work. I'm a bit of an amateur auto artist wannabe myself.

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Good links, HE.

Was looking at a flawless '62 GP (the below is a Bonne) at a small show yesterday (I know '60s PMDs intimately)- every bit as beautiful as the ads, just a smidge narrower.

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And this is the ad I mentioned earlier (sorry: a 4-dr sedan, not a wagon) - you can't make out the rain drops here, but in print it's amazing.

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There's another one Mr. Fitzpatrick did of a Tempest, and it shows wind blown steams of raindrops on the hood....amazing. I'll try to find....maybe you have it Mr.B.

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I didn't know his name, but it's beautiful work. Did he do images for other GM makes, or was he exclusively Pontiac?

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He did artwork for other makes but for a period of time was contracted exclusively to GM.

To me he will always be mainly known for his incredible work for Pontiac.

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AF did work for numerous marques; Merc for 8 years in the early '50s, Buick in the mid '50s, but was exclusive to Pontiac from '59 thru at least '71.

HE- what year Tempest are you thinking it was?

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AF did work for numerous marques; Merc for 8 years in the early '50s, Buick in the mid '50s, but was exclusive to Pontiac from '59 thru at least '71.

HE- what year Tempest are you thinking it was?

It's a 1970....and if you click on here, it will come up:

http://www.petersen.org/default.cfm?docid=1046

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