Visions of an Icon: Wolverine(s) by Kurt Lehner

Kurt donated these two prints to the auction:

Kurt Lehner is a Canadian Illustrator & Animation Artist. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, & ever since his childhood, has had an absolute passion for Comic Book & Fantasy Art. A graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, his career started in Advertising. Working for such companies as TDF, ADS & J. Walter Thompson, he soon found his path into the Animation Industry. Through his talents, he has worked on projects for such companies as Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel, Dreamworks, Nelvana Studios & many more…

Many famous Movies & T.V. shows, display Kurt’s extensive talents as a Senior Character Designer & Development Artist. Such familiar shows as Gargoyles, The Rescue Heroes, All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, Space Jam, W.I.L.D. Cats, Cadillac’s and Dinosaurs, Beauty and the Beast – The Enchanted Christmas, Rupert, The Marvel Action Hour, Ned’s Newt & the Development Design of Franklin the Turtle, with of course the list going on…

Kurt’s career now spans over 20 years as a Professional Artist in the Industry. Currently heading his own company, he is producing incredible work in Animation Art & Character Development, Comic Book & Fantasy Art, Advertising & Commercial Illustrations, Family Portraits, Logo Designs & Graphic Arts. In addition, being registered with The Ontario Educational Services, he is also working with children & students as an Instructor & speaker through the media of Workshops. Kurt is proudly featured in the New York Times for his work in the Animation Industry.

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The prints shown above are in addition to over 40 pieces of original artwork featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in March 2010. Watch for announcements on this site!

Every day we will try to post an original piece and some information on the artist(s) that donated the work.