CAREL PIETER BREST van KEMPEN is an American artist. Born and raised in Utah .
A self-taught artist, he began his artistic career in 1989.
He is a member of the society of animal artists, which selected him as one of the thirteen "master members".
Over the past 25 years, he has been awarded the highest award "excellence Award" eight times more than any other artist.
In 2009, the AFC awarded him the "Medal of excellence". His work has been exhibited worldwide in places such as the Smithsonian, the American Museum of natural history, the British Museum, and the national Museum of Taiwan. He has illustrated a number of books and recently created them. Carel is kind to young children.
He currently lives in salt lake city.