This collection of portraits from renowned Melbourne artist, George Petrou portrays Australians from all walks of life who have served the nation with gallantry and sacrifice, ordinary people who displayed mateship, resilience and devotion to duty. The Art of Sacrifice captures the spirit of service in a fitting tribute to all Anzacs of every generation. Using images of the past and the stories of today, the artist traveled around Australia and overseas to connect the past and the present in a unique, powerful and evocative collection of outstanding portraits.
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’.