Kevin Fitzgerald: Beauty and Power

Kevin Fitzgerald’s Solo Exhibition is now open! If you’re close-by this evening, join us for the opening reception from 6-8:30 pm. If you’re unable to visit us in person, we offer a few different options to view the exhibit online. Click through the issuu catalogue below or click the image of the gallery to view the virtual walk-through.

“The landscape, both cultivated and wild, can serve as a reminder of the beauty and power that exists beyond our grasp. There is always something happening in the landscape before us, and something is always about to happen…For an instant we feel the presence of the miracle once again, allowing itself to be revealed.”

Kevin Fitzgerald
Big Horn Valley by Kevin Fitzgerald
Sandbar Horizon by Kevin Fitzgerald
Mornings Promise by Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald was born in Washington, D.C., in 1953. He started taking drawing classes at the Corcoran School of Art in 1970 and graduated from Surrattsville High School in 1971. He attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1973.

Fitzgerald studied with Raoul Middleman, Chairman of Painting, eventually becoming his studio assistant. In 1976, Fitzgerald traveled alone across the country painting landscapes. This trip led him to Custer, South Dakota, where he worked under Korczak Ziolkowski on the Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest sculptural project ever attempted.

In 1977, he received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. In 1978 , Fitzgerald began work on his M.F.A. under full fellowship at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During this time he restored a 54-foot barge, converting it into a floating studio. He completed his graduate studies while making paintings on the Patuxent River and surrounding Southern Maryland landscapes and graduated in 1982.

Fitzgerald’s interest in painting is rooted in the works of masters from the 15th to the 20th century and their relationships to current forms.

October Evening by Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald’s solo will be on display until Monday, March 14th.

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