Jerry Garcia, the legendary guitarist, singer and composer for the Grateful Dead, was also an artist. According to JerryGarcia.com, he began drawing as a child, studied at The California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco (now known as the San Francisco Art Institute), and continued to paint and draw during his career as a musician. The image posted here is “Blue Iceberg” by Jerry Garcia.
During the last years few years of his life, Jerry Garcia exhibited and sold his artwork throughout the United States. His estate continued to exhibit his art after his death. The most recent art tour was in 2005. Also in 2005, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of his death, a book of Jerry Garcia’s artwork was published titled,
Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork.
The book is said to include more than 225 full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, and more than 150 full-color reproductions of Jerry Garcia's paintings, drawings, and prints. See the Pop Life Art homepage for links to the artwork of Jerry Garcia and other celebrities.
See related blog entries:
Jerry Garcia Art Sales to Support Organic Food Research and Education (Dec. 7, 2007)
The 2008 Jerry Garcia Artwork Calendar (Nov. 29, 2007)