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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Mini Art Prints by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman

The Is – The Was, Augusta. Mini Art Print
The Is – The Was, Augusta. Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
All dogs go to heaven. Mini Art Print
All dogs go to heaven. Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Our hearts march on Mini Art Print
Our hearts march on Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
The Mystery of Tang Mini Art Print
The Mystery of Tang Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Everyone Says "Hi" Mini Art Print
Everyone Says "Hi" Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
YES YOU CAN Mini Art Print
YES YOU CAN Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Be Kind To You Mini Art Print
Be Kind To You Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
HAPPY CHRISTMAS Mini Art Print
HAPPY CHRISTMAS Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Monkey Business Mini Art Print
Monkey Business Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Art Print
Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Beachballer Mini Art Print
Beachballer Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Date with Sputnik Mini Art Print
Date with Sputnik Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75
Missing Pluto not Uranus Mini Art Print
Missing Pluto not Uranus Mini Art Print
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$15.00$12.75