Carel Brest van Kempen
Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen's artistic mission has always been to deepen awareness of the natural
world and how it functions. His work has been exhibited in museums on five continents, including the
Smithsonian, the American Museum of Natural History, the British Museum and the National Museum
of History in Taiwan, and his solo exhibition has been touring museums across the U.S. since 2003. Over
the past 25 years, he's been awarded the coveted Society of Animal Artists' Award of Excellence eight
times, more than any other artist. He has illustrated over a dozen books and authored the book
Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding.