Don Kilpatrick III
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Don Kilpatrick III

Birmingham, United States

Don Kilpatrick III

Don Kilpatrick III moved to Detroit in 2007 to begin his career at the College for Creative Studies as a faculty member in the Illustration Department of which he has been the department chair since 2010.

Kilpatrick's work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, Nautilus magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. His illustration can be found on the Olympic medal for the XIX Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Most recently his work can be found in the form of a series of large-scale murals on the newly built Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit.

Additionally, he has exhibited his artwork in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Tokyo, and Miami. He has regularly shown his work in both group and solo gallery shows, and most recently in January 2019 at M Contemporary gallery in Ferndale, Michigan. This recent show included prints, woodcuts, paintings, and a collaboration with renowned bespoke shoemaker and artist Noriyuki Misawa.


  • Contemporary Printmaking with Linoleum

    Discover the versatility of linocut art and learn to create unique prints by carving and layering designs

    A course by Don Kilpatrick III, Artist and Illustrator

  • Gouache Sketchbook: Painting Your Surroundings

    Use a sketchbook as a tool to develop your artistic style by exploring color theory and other painting principles to document the world around you

    A course by Don Kilpatrick III, Artist and Illustrator


Joined June 2021