1988 Dreams of Spring
Limited Edition Lithograph
Signed in pencil and marked 91/199
Paper size 36 x 22″ inches
KIRK REINERT is an American artist that drawing was a natural talent at a very early age having been introduced to art by his grandfather, a sports cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and his uncle, an animator.
Kirk graduated from Cooper School of Art with a degree in production art and design but is a self-taught painter.
Kirk became one of the leading illustrators in the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. During his career as a book cover artist, he has painted over 200 book covers, including projects such as the ‘Conan the Barbarian‘ series and Clive Barker’s novels. He has won many awards including “Cover Artist of the Year” for his “Creepy” and “Eerie” magazine covers at Warren publishing and he has been honored 4 times with the “National Best Book Cover of the Year” awards for work done with Harper/Collins publishers. Also from that era, his book cover paintings were exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.
In 1988, he took time to learn the lithographic printing process at the prestigious Atelier Ettinger in NYC and to hand draw all of the lithographic plates for his first original limited print edition.