Tribute to Fitzroy ‘Fitz’ Harrack (1945-2013)

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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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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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