Jim Breukelman

Jim Breukelman was born in Trinidad in 1941. Before moving to Canada he lived with his family in Bogotá, Columbia; New York, NY; White Plains, NY; and Geneva, Switzerland. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he majored in photography and minored in graphic design. Breukelman’s Hot Properties photographs have been included in the National Gallery of Canada exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, curated by Ann Thomas. This series, which was acquired by the National Gallery for its collection, was also included in their Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012. An image from the series was selected for Canada Post’s inaugural suite of stamps celebrating the history of Canadian photography.