Michael Kirkman

Born: 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
Jubilee.
Public Collections include:

York Art Gallery; Palace of Westminster

  • Weak Victory
    Michael Kirkman

    Weak Victory

    pencil on paper
    H:42cm W:60cm
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  • Saving Light
    Michael Kirkman

    Saving Light

    pencil on paper
    H:42cm W:60cm
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  • Indecision
    Michael Kirkman

    Indecision

    pencil on paper
    H:42cm W:60cm
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  • Difficult Ask
    Michael Kirkman

    Difficult Ask

    pencil on paper
    H:42cm W:60cm
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  • New Ground
    Michael Kirkman

    New Ground

    H:47cm W:39cm
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  • Small Sucess
    Michael Kirkman

    Small Sucess

    edition of 15, linocut
    H:47cm W:39cm
    £330 framed
  • Still Fish
    Michael Kirkman

    Still Fish

    linocut
    H:31cm W:45cm
    £145 - unframed
  • The Canny Man’s
    Michael Kirkman

    The Canny Man’s

    2013
    Three colour linocut, edition of 30
    H:42cm W:62cm
    Sold
    Exclusive Print for The Scottish Gallery