Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman – Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising

200-page hardcover book – released August 23rd – chronicling the work of automobile advertising illustrators Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman.

This is the definitive book about the greatest artists in automobile advertising history. Produced in cooperation with the estates of Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman, this 200-page hardcover volume includes 196 illustrations, with many images newly-photographed from the original artwork.

Unprecedented access to the artists’ archives reveals never-before-published sketches, reference photos, and color studies. Based on years of research and many hours of interviews, Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman finally tells the story of the people, processes, and techniques that produced these masterpieces of advertising illustration. Available in the US only at this time.

From my first glimpse of the automotive art of this pair, not knowing at the time who they were or anything about them, I loved the art. After years of hoping for a comprehensive book on their artwork, finally, here it is. If you like, or love, automotive advertising art, this book is a must for you, as it was for me.

It’s expensive, but worth it. You can purchase it here: (U.S. only)

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8 Responses to Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman – Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising

  1. 1412064gk says:

    I just ordered it! Thanks for the heads up! This book looks fabulous!

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Beautiful! I love the cars. As soon as I saw it, I thought “this is definitely for George.”

  3. tracybham says:

    I think my husband would like this book. He is going to check it out.

  4. Evan Lewis says:

    Jonesing for a new classic auto, are you?

  5. Nah, but I’ve loved this artwork, especially for Pontiac since the Sixties.

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