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Bruce Ruxton

1995
Paul Fitzgerald AM

oil on canvas (95.0 cm x 92.0 cm)

Bruce Ruxton AM OBE (1926-2011) was the Victorian President of the Returned Service League (RSL) from 1979 to 2002. A tireless fighter for the rights of Australia's war veterans, he became a Chevalier of l'Ordre National du Merite and a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1999, and received the Meritorious Medal of the RSL in 1995. Trustee of the RSL War Veterans' Homes Trust from 1975, he was nearly as passionate about the Collingwood football team as he was about war veterans and their families.

Paul Fitzgerald AM has painted HM Queen Elizabeth twice, and has painted a great number of Australian politicians, churchmen, military personnel and medical practitioners. He is the Founding President of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Bruno Grollo 1999
© Estate of Paul Fitzgerald

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Artist and subject

Paul Fitzgerald AM (age 73 in 1995)

Bruce Ruxton AM OBE (age 69 in 1995)

Subject professions

Military

Donated by

Bruce Ruxton AM OBE (1 portrait)

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