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Dr. John M. Fitzsimmons, New Britain

Dr. John M. Fitzsimmons of New Britain, who created the artwork on this week's iTowns cover, is a retired optometrist who has been painting for more than 50 years. His paintings have been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums in New England, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Slater Museum in Norwich and the Mystic Museum in Mystic. His works are also hanging in many private homes and corporate offices. The cover painting depicts Main Street in New Britain in 1957. More of his work can be seen at