Nim by Garry Kravit

Nim

Nim was painted for Bob Ingersoll who was featured in the HBO film PROJECT NIM (which I recommend). Nim was the chimp who starred in that film. Bob loved him very much and was one of his caretakers and he has dedicated his life to improving the lives of primates. It is Bob's intention to make reproductions of this painting and sell those reproductions to support the work of chimp sanctuaries here in the USA; The Center for Great Apes, Chimp Haven, Save the Chimps, Wildlife Waystation, and Primarily Primates. Bob plans on making giclee prints in both paper and canvas. He plans to sell them on the store site: www.nimchimpsky.net in the next few months. Bob is a good man and I salute him. Nim (the painting) is 20" x 24", oil on canvas. The actual Nim was a bit larger.
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29 comments
wonderful work. He looks amazing. Love his eyes
over 4 years ago
Wow, Garry!!! Superb!!! Many compliments, Angela
over 4 years
Awesome Gary!
over 4 years
brilliant striking work! amazing expression in this face. these eyes look so real.nicely piloted garry :).
over 4 years
Oh I just LOVE Nim!! Fantastic job my friend!!
over 4 years
Amazing! I just love him.
over 4 years
Nim Chimsky? in reference to the linguist, philosopher, political critic etc etc etc... very cool...those inate, deep syntactical structures... was Nim pro or against? was he to prove or disprove the LAD?
over 4 years
A wonderful painting. There is so much character in this face.
over 4 years
Nim looks like a very wise monkey he looks like he has seen alot of life love the face wonderful
over 4 years
Hi Garry..Such a wonderful portrait... I love the colours, the depth and expression. Superb work, I love it.
Kind regards from Tina
over 4 years
Wonderful chimp portrait Garry. Great story too. Love the colours you have used and those eyes and expression. Stunning! Pam :)
over 4 years
Wonderful work.
Sy
over 4 years
I love animal close ups and you've done a really nice job. I can feel his personality!
over 4 years
Thank you, Marion.
Garry
over 3 years
I have no doubt he will sell a lot as it is an awesome painting!
over 4 years
Thanks David!
Garry
over 3 years
Fabulous portrait!
over 4 years
Thank you, Giselle!
Garry
over 3 years
I'm astonished by the greatness of this beautiful portrait, he's stunning!
over 3 years
Thank you, Jelena.

Best,
Garry
over 3 years
Beautiful! ali
over 3 years
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Garry KravitI am an artist who flies Boeing 777 airliners to make enough cash to purchase paint, brushes, and canvas.
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As I am not totally happy with this commission I am currently creating a face only painting for this person as an alternative. Would you do the same ?
No, if they approve the rendering, no way. I always warn clients of my intent. Lighting, shadows etc..... If unable to sit (very common ) I shoot a series of... view answer
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