Acclaimed Artist: The Art Of Sacrifice, At Kooyong
Oct 17, 2023
George Petrou
Acclaimed Artist: The Art Of Sacrifice, At Kooyong

Many of us will remember the generous gift from George to Rotary Hawthorn that we raffled:
a copy of his beautiful, poignant book, The Art of Sacrifice.

Renowned Melbourne artist George Petrou is a successful graphic designer and acclaimed portrait artist. George assists in supporting the interests and welfare of ex-servicemen and women, their families, and dependents. 

In June 2020 George was awarded an OAM for 'Services to the Visual Arts and to Veterans', and in the same year he released The Art Of Sacrifice – a haunting and poignant exploration of a spirit like no other: The Anzac Spirit

George’s portraits proudly hang in museums in France, Government House Canberra, and a range of military institutions across Australia.

George has been described as one of the most inspirational speakers. 

George says: 'I am extremely passionate about the sacrifices made by our wonderful Australian men and women, especially our women who have been ignored for the last 100 years, (I would like to change that).

Have a look here at some of George's works of art.

M.C. Dorothy Gilmour

Photo Credit: Supplied by George Petrou