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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The Is – The Was, Augusta. Coffee Mug
The Is – The Was, Augusta. Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Coffee Mug
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
Many Faces Coffee Mug
Many Faces Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY  Coffee Mug
HAPPY Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY SQUARES Coffee Mug
HAPPY SQUARES Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY  Stripes Coffee Mug
HAPPY Stripes Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
DECADE - 10 Years of HAPPY Coffee Mug
DECADE - 10 Years of HAPPY Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
Be Kind To You Coffee Mug
Be Kind To You Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY Japanese Coffee Mug
HAPPY Japanese Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
PRIDE Coffee Mug
PRIDE Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
3D HAPPY Coffee Mug
3D HAPPY Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
Monkey Business Coffee Mug
Monkey Business Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY Korean Coffee Mug
HAPPY Korean Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
At least we tried. Coffee Mug
At least we tried. Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
HAPPY HOUR Coffee Mug
HAPPY HOUR Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
UHOH Coffee Mug
UHOH Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00
International Day of HAPPINESS Coffee Mug
International Day of HAPPINESS Coffee Mug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$19.00