Kevin Fitzgerald has been painting for over 30 years. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1953, it became apparent from early childhood that he was drawn to painting. 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, Chariman 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.
Fitzgeralds’s interest in painting is rooted in the works of masters from the 15th to the 20th century and their relationships to current forms. The artist has participated in numerous one person and group shows and has the honor of having his work included in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.