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Lee Kendall is 32 years old and hails from Liverpool, England. He holds a BA (Hons) degree and a PhD in the History of Art, and studied Fine Art to foundation level prior to starting work for one of the UK's largest charities. His fascination with the old Universal monster/horror movies stems from his early childhood, as he watched the likes of Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman and Bride Of Frankenstein with his elder brother on Betamax video. He is overjoyed to find the great Mr Karloff being celebrated and memorialized in this way through Ms Karloff's wonderful website. You can email Lee here email@example.com
Dear Ms. Karloff:
I wanted to add my positive comments to the many you've received in that the website you designed and maintain is an elegant tribute to your father. It's a pleasure to go through it and read the insightful articles and the warm compliments from the fans.
I'd like to add my tiny bit in honoring your dad by sharing a painting I did of the Frankenstein Monster. I can remember as a small child feeling deep pathos for him as a sentient being of feelings who was completely misunderstood. Your dad truly touched our hearts with his powerful and wrenching performance.
Just a small side note is that when I was little, I was so enamored of your father that my parents used to have relatives send me birthday cards signed "Love, Boris." This went on until I was about eleven, and the funny thing was that when I discovered the truth I wasn't even mad about it at all. I knew they'd done it with such love so as to give a young fan the thrill that dear "Boris" had remembered her special day.
May this find you well and safe.
Russ Jones began in comic books in the early 1960s and was founding Editor of "Creepy" and "Eerie" magazines for Warren Publishing. He painted covers for various paperback publishers, including Ballantine Books. Russ did covers for "Famous Monsters," "Monster World" and "Castle of Frankenstien." This phase of his career ended in 1968, only to be brought back into the field by actor Daniel Roebuck. The last painting Russ did in 1968 was a portrait of Boris Karloff, commissioned by Forrest J. Ackerman. Russ considers it one of his best. Contact Information: UncaCreepy@aol.com
Mike Kupka's paintings capture more than a likeness of the celebrities and athletes he depicts. He brings together all the ingredients necessary to make an illustration work. His use of color and composition bring his paintings to life, which is why he captivates the eye of respected art critics, as well as sports and celebrity enthusiast. After graduating from duCret School of Art, under the guidance of renowned illustrator, Peter Caras, Michael created a portfolio with well-planned illustrations. These samples attracted several companies to work with this young illustrator and the eye of U.S. Art magazine, who voted Kupka, "One of the 25 Artists You Should Know." Currently, Mike is working on several new paintings for Collectors Editions and is discussing upcoming projects with several companies. CHRONOLOGY 1971 Born May 30, Rahway, NJ 1989 Graduated Rahway High School Entered duCret School of Art 1992 Graduated from duCret School of Art 1994 Began freelancing 1997 First Limited Edition Lithograph was produced, Jack Lambert, with Hot Corner Sports and Professional Sports Art 1999 Lithograph of Pete Rose produced with Strike Zone Promotions Lithograph of Jack Ham produced with Hot Corner Sports 2000 Lithograph of the Steel Curtain produced with Hot Corner Sports Formed MK Productions, Inc. and produced lithographs of Mike Richter Achieved First Place in the 10th Annual Beckett Sports Gallery Contest 2001 Art Expo, New York Voted "One of the 25 Artists You Should Know" in U.S. Art Magazine 2002 Manhattan Athletic Club Solo Exhibit Commissioned to paint the cover of Beckett Hockey Collector Magazine Private commissions 2003 Began working with Collectors Editions creating artwork for reproduction 2004 Gallery shows Private commissions more AWARDS First Place in Beckett's 10th Annual Sports Gallery Contest U.S. Art Magazine: "25 Artists You Should Know" August, 2001 issue COMPANIES Collectors Editions Professional Sports Art MK Productions, Inc. Strike Zone Promotions Beckett Publications Comcast Hot Corner Sports Research and Education Association LITHOGRAPHS Jack Lambert - www.pro-sports-art.com Jack Ham, Steel Curtain - www.hotcornersports.com Pete Rose - www.strikezonepromotions.com Mike Richter - www.michaelkupka.com Disney and Still Life collection - www.collectorseditions.com GALLERIES Art Encounter, Las Vegas, Nevada Flick's Gallery, Bloomingdale, IL Manhattan Athletic Club, New York, NY Cel-ebration Gallery, Red Bank, NJ Rossmyer Gallery, Glendora, CA Frames On Main, Chatham, NJ Hands of Time, Savage Mills, MD Basile~Spingarn Gallery, Matawan, NJ PERIODICALS/ONLINE ARTICLES U.S Art Magazine Beckett Baseball Max Notes Art Business News Beckett Hockey The Star Ledger Western Interiors Weird N.J. Asbury Park Press Disney Magazine Pittsburgh Steelers Digest Home News Tribune Exclusive Magazine Blue Shirt Bulletin Gazette.Net TV APPEARANCES News 12 New Jersey BENEFITS Ronald McDonald House of New York North Providence Boys and Girls Club
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