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. Rug
The Is – The Was, Augusta. Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Rug
PRIDE (Plastic Menagerie Version) Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY  Rug
HAPPY Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY SQUARES Rug
HAPPY SQUARES Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY  Stripes Rug
HAPPY Stripes Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
DECADE - 10 Years of HAPPY Rug
DECADE - 10 Years of HAPPY Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
YES YOU CAN Rug
YES YOU CAN Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
Be Kind To You Rug
Be Kind To You Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY Japanese Rug
HAPPY Japanese Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
PRIDE Rug
PRIDE Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY CHRISTMAS Rug
HAPPY CHRISTMAS Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
Monkey Business Rug
Monkey Business Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY Korean Rug
HAPPY Korean Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
At least we tried. Rug
At least we tried. Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00
HAPPY HOUR Rug
HAPPY HOUR Rug
by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman
$60.00