Jeffrey Kirby is active/lives in California, Maryland. Jeffrey Kirby is known for landscape painting and illustration.
Biography from Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts
Born in Maryland in 1954, Jeffrey Kirby began drawing, sculpting and designing in childhood.
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1976, Kirby received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Art from
Maryland's St. Mary's College. While attending St. Mary's, Kirby
discovered oil painting, which has remained his premier medium since
that time. "When I'm working on an oil painting," Kirby says, "I'm not
just creating a vision, but am stimulated by the actual application of
In 1981, Kirby studied briefly with Gene Davis at the
Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Kirby chose to break
away from that milieu, however, and follow his own unique course toward
a style reminiscent of the American Regionalist movement of the 1930s
Kirby began visiting Southern California in the
early 1990s, and by 2000 was living in California full time, taking
advantage of the state's year-round color and bright light.
has worked as an art director and illustrator, and has exhibited in
Washington, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Nevada, as well as in
many California venues.
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