A stunning portrayal of the ANZAC spirit. Captured in striking tribute to the Anzacs of every generation, this poignant and haunting new book from renowned Melbourne artist George Petrou OAM is a breathtaking commemoration of all those who served. With profiles ranging across the defence force, discover the stories of our servicemen in this mesmerising new release.
"Australians from all walks of life have served our great nation with gallantry and sacrifice. In this extraordinary collection of paintings and stories, George Petrou connects the past and the present to portray the essence of what it means to be an ANZAC." Keith Payne VC AM KSJ
All profits from the book will be donated to various veteran charities, including TPI Victoria Inc., PTSD Frontline, Cam’s Cause, ANVAM, The Bravery Trust, Keith Payne VC Veteran’s Benefit Group and The Path of the Horse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
'My concept of the book was to approach family members, friends and interested parties to write a short piece on one of my portraits; something interesting, quirky and perhaps a story that had never been told. I was hoping to gather twenty stories, but my approaches were met with such enthusiasm that I was delighted to receive over sixty wonderful stories.'
Artist George Petrou is a successful graphic designer and acclaimed portrait artist. The subjects of his portraits are Australian men and women who have served our country with honour and sacrifice. George was awarded an OAM in June 2020 for ‘Services to the Visual Arts and to Veterans’. He is also a patron for TPI Victoria Inc. George’s portraits proudly hang in museums in France, Government House NSW, and a range of military institutions across Australia.