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A short biography of artist John Kimpton.

John Kimpton was born in Hulme, Manchester, in 1961 and was educated in Marple, Cheshire. His artwork first gained public acclaim in 1979 when he was the prize winner in the National Exhibition Of Childrens Art, which itself attracted some 72,000 entries from all over Britain. Since then he has gained recognition for his intricate pencil drawings as well as powerful, moody landscapes.

In 1984 his 'Nuclear Nightmare' series created a sensation when it was exhibited, and was also featured in a documentary for Granada Television. A five year project studying and portraying the domestic cat has captured the true essence of the animal, thus creating a wider appeal and interest in his work.

John Kimpton with his Cats
John has recently turned his attention to capturing and portraying a multitude of human interactions and mannerisms on both the local streets and the market ground of Ashton-under-Lyne which has culminated in the publication of his 'Art of the Community' book.
Through his art John expresses with clarity and certainty the epic of daily life, and its permanence, dignity and value are captured there for all to see. We only have to take the time out from our busy lives to look
Anthony C. Browne
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