The following is a tribute from the National Gallery in honour of Harrack’s life’s work, as it appearedin Kamaica’s Observer:
MASTER sculptor Fitzroy ‘Fitz’ Harrack passed away on January 10 and Life Tribute joins with his relatives and colleagues at the National Gallery of Jamaica in hailing this icon of the visual arts.
Born 1945, in St John’s, Grenada, Fitzroy Harrack received his early artistic training in Grenada and then Trinidad before attending the Jamaica School of Art (later Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts) on a scholarship.
Upon his graduation, in 1969, Harrack settled in Jamaica and began exhibiting in group and solo shows at well-known venues such as the Bolivar Gallery and the Institute of Jamaica. He was a regular exhibitor at the National Gallery of Jamaica where he participated as an invited artist in the Annual National exhibition and subsequently, the National Biennial.
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