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Carel Brest van KempenCarel Pieter Brest van Kempen
SAA, AFC Carel Brest van Kempen
Wildlife PaintingsCarel Brest van Kempen
 
CAREL PIETER BREST van KEMPEN has spent brief periods living in many places, but has never felt compelled to move his stereo out of Salt Lake County, Utah, where he was born and raised. A self-taught artist, he has painted full-time since 1989. He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, who selected him as one of thirteen "Master Members." In 2009 the AFC awarded him their "Medal of Excellence." His work has been exhibited worldwide in such venues as The Smithsonian, The American Museum of Natural History, The British Museum and The National Museum of Taiwan. He has illustrated a number of books and has recently authored one. Carel is kind to small children and often gives spare change to panhandlers. He lives with his conscience in Salt Lake City.

 

Collections:
  • Public and Private Collections
    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

    SPRINGVILLE ART MUSEUM Springville, Utah,
    LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM Wausau, Wisconsin
    WORLD CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY Boise, Idaho
    BENNINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Bennington, Vermont
    ARIZONA/SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Tucson, Arizona
    SALT LAKE COUNTY ART COLLECTION Salt lake City, Utah
    PACIFIC SECURITIES Taipei, Taiwan
     
Publications:
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY 
     - DRAWN FROM PARADISE (in press) Harper Collins (contributor)
    PAINTERS OF UTAH'S MOUNTAINS & HIGH PLATEAUS (in press) Gibbs Smith (contributor)
    STROKES OF GENIUS 3 (in press) North Light Books (contributor)
    CONSERVATION OF MESOAMERICAN AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES (2010) Eagle Mountain Publishing (illustrator)
    URBAN HERPETOLOGY 2009 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (Illustrator)
    HUMANS, NATURE, AND BIRDS: A GALLERY OF SCIENCE ART 2008 Yale University Press (contributor)
    BIOLOGY OF THE BOAS AND PYTHONS, 2007 Eagle Mountain Publishing (illustrator)
    RIGOR VITAE: LIFE UNYIELDING; (2006) Eagle Mountain Publishing (author and illustrator)
    BIOLOGY OF THE GILA MONSTERS AND BEADED LIZARDS; 2005 University of California Press (illustrator)
    SPLASH 8; 2004 North Light Books
    WILDLIFE ART: 60 CONTEMPORARY MASTERS & THEIR WORK; 2001 Portfolio Press (contributor)
    WILDLIFE ART; 1999 Rockport Publishers (contributor)
    THE BEST OF WILDLIFE ART 2; 1999 North Light Books (contributor)
    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIVING ARTISTS; 11th Edition, 1999 & 12th edition, 2000 ArtNetwork (contributor)
    DINOSAURS OF UTAH; 1998 University of Utah Press (illustrator)
    NATURAL HABITAT: Contemporary Wildlife Artists of North America; 1998 Spanierman Gallery (contributor)
    THE BEST OF WILDLIFE ART; 1997 North Light Books (contributor)
    PYTHONS OF AUSTRALIA; 1997 Canyonlands Publishing (illustrator)




     
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
     - CPBvK: PAINTING NATURE'S SILENT MAJORITY; Wildscape; 11:3 (Cover Piece)
    THE WIDE-EYED BESTIARY OF CPBvK; Wildlife Art Journal; Winter '11
    NATURALLY GIFTED; Salt Lake Magazine; 10:10
    CPBvK EXPLORES THE ARTIST'S ROLE IN A COMPLICATED WORLD; Wildlife Art Journal; Summer '10
    WHO'S WHO IN REPTILES; Reptiles; 11:09
    NEUES VOM BÜCHERMARKT; Sekretär (Germany) 2007
    KING OF CRITTERS THAT CREEP, CRAWL AND SLITHER; Wildlife Art; 5:07
    PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A HERP FAN; Reptiles; 1:07
    RIGOR VITAE: LIFE UNYIELDING (Book Review); InformArt Fall 2006
    RITRATTI SELVAGGI; Focus (Italy); 1:05
    SCIENCE, ART, AND SCIENCE ART; Birding 10:04
    A NATURAL OBSESSION; Wildlife Journal; Spring:01
    ARTISTS TO WATCH IN THE NEW MILLENIUM; Wildlife Art; 1:00
    NATURE'S DIVERSITY: THE ART OF CAREL PIETER BREST van KEMPEN; InformArt; Fall;97
    CAREL BREST van KEMPEN: REPTILE PAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE; Reptiles; 4:97
    CAREL BREST van KEMPEN; Watercolour 10, Chinese Watercolour Society; 1996
    RISING STARS; USART; 6:95
    OFF THE BEATEN PATH; Wildlife Art News; 5:95
    C.P. BREST van KEMPEN: A FASCINATION WITH NATURE'S DIVERSITY; Wildlife Art News; 7:93


     
  • DRAWN FROM PARADISE 
    More about DRAWN FROM PARADISE
    contributor - 
    Author: Errol Fuller, David Attenborough
    Published by: Harper Collins
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2005 - Artists For Conservation AFC
    formerly Worldwide Nature Artists Group

    Signature Member
     
  • 1994 - Society of Animal Artists (SAA )

     
  • 1977 - North American Falconers' Association (NAFA)

     

 

 
 
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