fred rawlinson’s gallery


Fred Rawlinson

The first years of his career concentrated on medical illustration. The precise and controlled nature of this scientific speciality stirred a longing for the freedom and creativity of more personal visual expressions. By 1973, Rawlinson had committed full-time to fine art concentrating primarily on the watercolor medium.

Fred served many years on the faculty at Memphis College of Art, and, in a return to medical illustration roots, assisted in designing a preprofessional degree program in Biomedical Communications at the University of Memphis.

Upon retirement, Fred, and his wife, Jo, a fabric artist, moved to New Orleans and opened a gallery in the historic French Quarter. The gallery/ studio was moved to Germantown, TN in 1999.


  • Outstanding Young Men in America - elected in 1968

  • Who’s Who in American Art - elected in 1975

  • Keynote speaker - One-on One-Communication Conference Karachi, Pakistan, 1996