Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman

At an early age Zimmerman distracted parishioners on Sunday mornings by drawing on church programs. His parents recognized his natural art ability and encouraged it, sending him first to John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, GA, and then to Savannah College of Art and Design. He graduated cum laude and began to pursue a career in graphic design. It wasn't until the death of his partner in 2006 that he picked the paintbrush back up as a way to deal with his grief and adopted the nom de brush "Porkchop". In 2010 he completed a mural for the city at the Augusta Water Works and was voted Best Local Artist by readers of Augusta Magazine and Metro Spirit.

In 2016 Porkchop was subject of the international award winning documentary by Michael McKinley, "Happy: a small film with a big smile". You can view the film here online for free happydocmovie.com

'(Zimmerman) is a rare artist who can work quite seriously in a whimsical way, and his painting combine pop-culture kitsch with hard emotion and extraordinary levels of skill and talent.'

– Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle

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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) All Over Graphic Tee
All Over Graphic Tee
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$38.00$30.40
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Face Mask
Face Mask
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$17.99$14.39
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Unisex Tank Top
Unisex Tank Top
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$24.99$19.99
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Long Sleeve T-shirt
Long Sleeve T-shirt
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$29.99$23.99
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Tote Bag
Tote Bag
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$22.99$18.39
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Unisex V-Neck
Unisex V-Neck
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$24.99$19.99
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Backpack
Backpack
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$69.99$55.99
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Carry-All Pouch
Carry-All Pouch
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PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version)
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$17.99$14.39

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