Biography

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FITZ Maurice

An artist with 21st Century vision. Classically trained in New York and Europe, with a hand on the future, creating only fine art. The artist's goal is that the paintings reveal the truth that is in the essence of beauty and see it connect others to their higher-self, their spirit.

  • 2018 Hockaday Museum of Art Exhibition, Montana
    NATIONAL PARK PAINTINGS series

 

  • 2012 - 2017 On the QUEST - traveling to and painting “live” in each of the 59 National Parks in America.

 

  • 2014 Laguna Design Center - Solo Exhibition, California
    – 3,000 sq. ft. gallery - retrospective of a lifetime of painting achievements.

 

  • 2011 The Art Miles Mural Project, New York
    – (12 year old nonprofit organization ) asked FITZ Maurice to paint a 12 x 5 foot MURAL, that will be dedicated to the Manhattan Memorial Museum, where it will be exhibited during the New York 9/11, 2011 TRIBUTE  to the victims and their families. This Mural entitled "TRIUMPH" will tour worldwide to encourage good triumphing over evil.

 

  • 2009 N.Y.C. Unisphere, Inc. Gala, New York
    – Mayor Bloomberg honored internationally acclaimed artist FITZ Maurice with New York Unisphere Award for creating the Symbol of Tolerance, promoting "mutual respect" between nationalities worldwide.

 

  • 2009 Queens Museum of Fine Art, New York
    - One-artist exhibition "Common Ground"

 

  • 2001 Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner New York Award
    - Artists world-wide apply; only exceptional artists win based on 20 years of painting professionally.

 

  • 2002 Paris Triennale, France
    - represented the U.S. in Grande Arche National Monument, Paris, show juried by members of the French Fine Arts Academy, Institute de France, Cultural National Department and Art Critics.

 

  • 2001 Florence Biennale, Italy
    - represented the U.S. in this International Exhibition juried by International Art Critics and Museum Directors.

 

  • 1993 United Nations World Conference in Vienna, Austria
    - FITZ Maurice’s painting was chosen as the symbol of Human Rights by the ISHR, exhibited during the World Conference, and Posters of the painting were displayed throughout Vienna. Front Page of the Los Angeles Times Newspaper.

 

  • 1992 The German Parliament, Germany
    exhibited FITZ Maurice’s paintings as the artistic rendition of the Reunification of Germany.  The Parliament purchased a painting for their permanent collection.Berlin: Metamorphosis Collection toured Germany for 3 years.

 

  • 1990 Kamchatka Museum, Russia
    Purchased a painting for their permanent collection.

BIOGRAPHY

Born:

Westchester, New York

 

Education:

Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA, Cum Laude (Full Scholarship)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Printmakers Workshop, New York
Art Students League, New York
International School of Art in Umbria, Italy

 

Award Winner:

  • Jackson Pollock– Lee Krasner Foundation,
    Park Avenue, New York 2001
  • John Anson Kittredge Foundation,
    Cambridge, Mass. 1992
  • Unisphere Inc. Honoree,
    New York 2009

 

FITZ Maurice has traveled extensively, studying independently at museums and studios in France, England, Holland, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Greece.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

  • Hockaday Museum of Art, Montana 2018
  • Design Center, Orange County 2014
  • Laguna Canyon Artist Show 2012-15
  • The George Gallery, Orange County 2012
  • Chapman University, Orange County 2011
  • Studio Arts Gallery, Orange County 2011
  • Marji Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2010
  • Queens Museum of Art, New York 2009
  • Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York 2009
  • Cohen Abee Gallery, San Francisco 2008-15
  • Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles 2001-07
  • R.A.D.D./Paul McCartney Tribute, Beverly Hills 2000
  • Marion Meyer Cont. Art, Orange County 1998-99
  • United Nations World Conference, Vienna 1993
  • Agora Gallery, Soho, New York 1992
  • Madison Galleries, La Cienega, Los Angeles 1992
  • German Parliament, Bonn, Germany 1992
  • Rathaus Schoneberg, Berlin City Hall 1993
  • Riggs Galleries, Girard Ave, La Jolla 1990-95
  • Renoir Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 1991
  • International Art Expo, Los Angeles 1990
  • Castello Izzalini, Italy  1990
  • Jerry Solomon Gallery, La Brea, Los Angeles 1987

Selected Exhibitions

  • Main Beach Fine Art Gallery, Orange County 2016
  • The Art Miles Mural Project, Worldwide Tour 2011
  • San Francisco International Art Festival, San Francisco 2008
  • R.A.R.E. Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2008-14
  • Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe 2006-07
  • I.M. Chait Gallery, Beverly Hills 2004
  • Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla 2003–07
  • Arte Gallery, El Paseo, Palm Desert 2003–04
  • Paris, France Triennale, International Juried Show 2002
  • Florence Biennale, Italy 2001
  • Latin American Museum of Art, Florida 2000
  • Ubaldo Grazia, Maioliche Ceramics, Italy 2000
  • International ARTEXPO, New York 2000
  • ART 21, Las Vegas 1999
  • International Art Promotion, Spain 1999
  • International ART EXPO, Los Angeles 1998
  • Art Americas International, Miami Beach 1997
  • Laguna Art Museum, Orange County 1997–03
  • Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles 1995
  • Europe – Cote d’Azur des Arts, France 1994
  • Schloss Bonndorf Museum, Germany 1993
  • Kamchatka Museum, Russia 1993
  • Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles 1992
  • Agora Gallery, Soho, New York 1992
  • International Art Expo, Los Angeles 1991

COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Private Collections

  • German Parliament, Germany
  • International Society for Human Rights, Germany
  • Kamchatka Museum, Russia
  • UBS Financial Services, Beverly Hills
  • Patrick Swayze, Los Angeles
  • Alec Baldwin, New York

 

Published 2000 – 2017

  • Laguna Beach Magazine, April 2016
  • Plein Air Magazine, May 2015
  • Independent Newspaper,November 2013
  • South Coast Magazine, January 2013
  • American Art Collector Magazine, May and July Issue
  • Art In America, February Issue
  • Die Welt, The Nationwide Newspaper, Germany
  • The Kolnerstadt – Anzeiger, The Cologne News,Germany
  • General – Anzeiger, The Bonn Newspaper, Germany
  • Bonn Express Newspaper, Bonn, Germany
  • Das Parliament, The German Parliament Newspaper
  • The Rhine Line, The American Embassy Newspaper

 

Published 1993 – 2000

  • Los Angeles Times, Art Section
  • Die Welt, Berlin Cultural Section, Germany
  • Los Angeles Times, Front Page
  • Artspeak, New York
  • The Register, California
  • California Staats-Zeitung, U.S. Nationwide
  • Neue Press, US Nationwide German Newspaper

 

Published 1990

  • Flash Art Magazine, Italy
  • Art in America Magazine, Annual Issue
  • The Union Tribune Newspaper, California
  • Todi Newspaper, Todi Italy

 

Published 1987

  • Art News Magazine, New York

 

Grants 1992-2002

  • John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund
  • Jackson Pollock – Lee Krasner Foundation

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