Vincent Fantauzzo

B. 1977

Born in Manchester, England and based in Melbourne, Australia, Vincent Fantauzzo is an accomplished artist. Known for his photorealistic portraits, he has painted Heath Ledger, Baz Luhrmann, Guy Pearce and in 2017, the official portrait of former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. 

Fantauzzo has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Archibald Packing Room Prize and the Archibald People’s Choice Award four times. From an upbringing fraught with poverty, frustration and undiagnosed dyslexia, he has emerged a vital, arresting voice in Australian art.