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Murray Kimber   [ Illustrator ]



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Since graduating in 1988 from Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Murray Kimber has worked as a freelance illustrator in all major communication capacities, from advertising to annuals to children's publishing. His work has won industry recognition from Studio Magazine, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, and the Society of Illustrators in New York.

Kimber's client list includes Ford, General Motors, American Express, Turner Broadcasting, Penthouse, Spy Magazine, Bloomberg Communications, B.E.T. Books, Pete's Wicked Ale, Eli Lilly, and Caterpillar Financial, who commissioned a series of large banners and a mural reproduced on glass for their corporate headquarters. Additionally he produced a poster series for the Vancouver Opera, The Pacific Opera in Victoria, and 10-year commemorative poster for the Centre for Performing Arts in Calgary. To date, Kimber has illustrated four books for children. Josepha - A Prairie Boy's Story, published in 1994, won a number of awards including one of Canada's highest literary honors, the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration. Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas's beloved poem about childhood in Wales was published in 1997. The Wolf of Gubbio, released in the fall of 2000 was short-listed for the 2001 Governor General's Awards. Most recently Kimber completed illustrations for Kate Hovey's Ancient Voices, a book of stories in the form of poems based on Greek mythology.

From 1992 to 1997, Kimber held three sold-out exhibitions of original paintings, returned to The Alberta College of Art and Design as an instructor, and continued to freelance on a regular basis. In the fall of 1997 he closed his studio in Calgary and relocated to Mexico where he was able to dedicate a greater amount of time to producing personal work. The immediate result was a fourth show, an exhibition of large drawings executed in Mexico and exhibited in Calgary in early 1999. He, his wife Kari, and their new baby recently moved back to Canada, and currently live and work in British Columbia.

 



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