Michael KirkmanBorn: 1986
Michael Kirkman is a painter, illustrator and printmaker currently living and working in York. He is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, and completed an MA course at the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. Recent commissions include book cover designs for Faber & Faber and a linocut for the National Theatre.
Michael’s inspiration comes from a need to communicate moments in time that seem strange or extraordinary - to capture what goes unnoticed. Some important influences include Eduardo Paolozzi, Mimmo Paladino, Balthus, Edward Burra and Jonathan Gibbs.
Selected commissions: National Theatre and Palace of Westminster to celebrate the Queen’s
Public collections: York Art Gallery; Palace of Westminster
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