Tony Fitzpatrick is an artist, poet and actor whose artwork can be found in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
His most recent exhibition was at the DePaul Museum of Art in 2016, entitled “The Secret Birds”.
His work has also appeared on album covers including the Neville Brothers “Yellow Moon,” and Steve Earle’s “El Corazon” and “The Revolution Starts Now.”
Tony has made a living as a radio personality, a construction worker, and a film, stage and television actor, appearing in 15 major motion pictures including “The Fugitive,” “Married to the Mob,” “Mad Dog and Glory” and “Philadelphia.” He currently has a recurring role on Amazon Prime’s “Patriot”.
In 1991, Tony earned the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor for his performance in Prop Theater’s production of “Mass Murder.”
In the summer of 2003, Tony starred in Lookingglass Theatre’s inaugural production of ”Race,” an adaptation of a Studs Terkel novel directed by David Schwimmer.
Tony has published six books including three collections of art and poetry: The Hard Angels (1988), Dirty Boulevard (1998) and Bum Town (2001); a collection of etchings entitled Tony Fitzpatrick: Max and Gaby’s Alphabet (2001) and two collections of drawing-collages entitled, The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Volume 1 (2005) and The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Volume 2, The Dream City (2006).
Tony Fitzpatrick was born in Chicago in 1958 where he lives today with his wife, Designer Michele Fitzpatrick, and their two children, actor and filmmaker, Max Fitzpatrick, and daughter, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, a human rights activist.
May 11, 2018