Paul Fitzgerald painting Pope John XXIII

Paul Fitzgerald painting Pope John XXIII

Painted more Famous people than any other artist

Paul Fitzgerald was born the second son of Frank Fitzgerald and Margaret née Poynton. Frank Fitzgerald was a journalist with The Age for approximately ten years and about eight years with The Argus. He periodically filled the roles of general reporting, leader writing, political correspondent, art critic, music critic, theatre critic and motoring editor.
A Catholic,Fitzgerald was educated at Xavier College in Melbourne (1933–1939) and studied for five years at the National Gallery School (1940–43 and 1946–47), interrupted for three and a half years in the Army during World War II (1943–46)

Fitzgerald's work was prolific and the following are known substantial subjects of portraiture by the artist:
  • Queen Elizabeth II in 1967,in 1977 being the only official portrait in her Silver Jubilee year,and one other portrait, date unknown
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1976 plus one other portrait, date unknown
  • Charles, Prince of Wales, two portraits, dates unknown
  • Pope John XXIII[12]
  • The Duke of Kent, two portraits, dates unknown
  • Sir William Hesseltine, Secretary to the Queen
  • King Hisamuddin of Malaysia
  • Two identical 6 feet (1.8 m) portraits of the Rajah Muda, son of the Sultan of Selangor
  • Prince and Princess Von Baden (Germany)
  • Two Cardinals, including Cardinal James Knox,four Archbishops including Daniel Mannix,[16] and two Bishops
  • The Duke of Westminster; a Marquess; three Earls; two Viscounts; four Barons
  • Two Governors-General of Australia, two Australian Prime Ministers, including Sir Robert Menzies,six Australian State Governors, two Australian State Premiers, including a portrait of Sir Henry Bolte
  • Fourteen Supreme Court Judges, including portraits of the ten judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria between 1964 and 1965 (who were Sir Edmund Herring, Sir Charles Lowe, Sir Norman O’Bryan,Sir Arthur Dean, Sir Reginald Sholl, Thomas W. Smith AC, Sir Edward Hudson, Sir Robert Monahan, Sir Douglas Little, and Sir Alistair Adam) and six Chiefs of Air Staff
  • Two presidents of the Australian Colleges of Surgeons, three of the College of Physicians: one the College of Anaesthetics and three of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; two presidents of the English Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Three University Chancellors; nine Boys' College Principals; three Girls' College Principals
  • Three Presidents of the Melbourne Cricket Club; seven Presidents of the Victorian Football League and three Chief Executives; two presidents the Australian Football League
  • Five presidents of the Board of Governors of the New York Hospital; the Executive Director of the New York Hospital
  • World Chairman of Citibank (who was also president of the New York Metropolitan Opera), Conrad Hilton (Hilton Hotels), Glenn Ford (Film Star), Vivien Leigh, Maria Callas (posthumously)
  • Two Australian Motor Racing Champions
  • Bruno and Reno Grollo
  • Sporting champions including Norman Brooks (post.), Lew Hoad, Neale Fraser, Allan Border John Nichols Lionel Rose
  • The first three Racehorses of the Year for Victorian Racing Commission - Rain Lover, Gay Icarus, Vai
  • Portraits of Lord Trout,[10] Roy Trout (1974),[10] and Jane Nathan (1958)[10]

Paul Fitzgerald AM
Born Paul Desmond Fitzgerald
2 August 1922 Hawthorn, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Education National Gallery of Victoria Art School[1]
Occupation Portrait artist
Religion Roman Catholic[2]
Military career
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank Sergeant
Service number VX126647
Unit 5 Machine Gun Battalion

Current picture of Paul Fitzgerald 2015
Photograph of Paul Fitzgerald. (Portrait painter)

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