Our featured Copper House Gallery artist is the exceptionally talented Jimmy Murakami, a Japanese American animator and director with a long career working in numerous countries. Among his best-known works are the animated adaptations of the Raymond Briggs books When the Wind Blows and The Snowman.
Murakami was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film for The Magic Pear Tree (1968). He also directed the music video for King of the Mountain, the single from Kate Bush's album Aerial. Jimmy Murakami was the subject of a 2010 feature documentary film made by Irish director Sé Merry Doyle and produced by Martina Durac and Vanessa Gildea of Loopline Films . Jimmy Murakami - Non Alien was premiered in Dublin at the 2010 IFI Stranger than Fiction Film Festival.
Primarily renowned as an award winning film director, Jimmy Murakami is also an exceptional painter and we are delighted to have some of his exquisite, early Japanese watercolours as editions at The Copper House Gallery.
Pictured above is the wonderful Jimmy Murakami at our Christmas Print Exhibition on the evening of 29th November 2012 at The Copper House Gallery with featured image Fishing Village, Sado Island (1958).