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artist , designer , writer

Astrid Martha Fitzgerald is a Swiss artist and writer.

Background

Astrid Martha Fitzgerald was born on July 28, 1938 in Wil, St. Gall, Switzerland. She came to the United States in 1961. Daughter of Ernst and Martha (Greuter) Huerlimann.

Education

Fitzgerald Diploma of Commerce from College St. Agnes, Fribourg, Switzerland in 1953-1955. She was a postgraduate of a polytechnic school in London from 1958 until 1959. She was also a postgraduate of the Art Students League, New York City in 1962-1963. Fitzgerald attended Fashion Institute of Technology in 1968 and Pratt Graphics Center in 1972-1973.

Career

Astrid Fitzgerald has been living and working in the United States since 1961. She has been a freelance fine artist since 1965. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows, including Atlantic Gallery, Off-Broadway Gallery, and Pietrasanta Fine Arts, all New York City, and in Switzerland, and is represented in museums and corporate collections, including Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Rockefeller Center Collection, and Chemical Bank Collection.

Achievements

  • She received Michael M. Engel Memorial Award from the National Arts Club in 1973, Charles Levitt Award from the National Academy Galleries in 1978, and Jurors Award at the Annual Small Works Competition at New York University in 1980.

Politics

She is the supporter of Political Idealism.

Views

Quotations: “I am primarily a visual person whose early work was based on aesthetics. Over time, thought, idea, and content, however, became the points of departure. In 1994 I began to question my reasons for Painting and the contemporary art scene in general. What is the mission of art? What is creativity? I reread my favorite passages by philosophers, artists, Writers, and performing artists. I hit a golden vein: the perennial philosophy and its relationship to creativity and art. Each chapter of my book is prefaced by my own observations, and each quotation is preceded by a lead-in phrase which guides the reader”.

Membership

She has been a member of New York Kunsthalle, Swiss Institute (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    hiking, travel to archaeological sites.

Connections

She married Daniel R. Fitzgerald on July 21, 1962. On September 22, 1965 Daniel died. They had a child Kent. Then she married Richard Gordon Geldard on October 15, 1983.

father:
Ernst Hurlimann - inventor

mother:
Martha (Greuter) Hurlimann - painter

spouses:
Daniel R. Fitzgerald

Daniel R. Fitzgerald was her first husband.

Richard Gordon Geldard

Richard Gordon Geldard was her second husband.

child:
Kent Fitzgerald