Paintings by Paul McCartney
Like his former Beatles bandmates Ringo Starr and the late John Lennon, Paul McCartney is a painter. His interest in art developed in the 1960s through his friendship with gallery-owner Robert Fraser. Through Fraser McCartney met many well-known artists including Andy Warhol. He later became a fan of Rene Magritte. He used Magritte’s painting of an apple for the Apple Records logo. He also established a friendship with artist Willem de Kooning who is said to have had a large influence on McCartney’s artistic style. Paul McCartney took up painting in 1983. He exhibited his paintings for the first time in Siegen, Germany in 1999.
The catalog from this exhibition was later released as a book titled Paul McCartney: Paintings.
In 2002 he had a comprehensive exhibition of his artwork at the Walker Art Gallery in his home town of Liverpool. The image posted here is "Ancient Connections" by Paul McCartney.
See the Pop Life Art homepage for links to the artwork of Paul McCartney and other singers, musicians, and actors.
Paul McCartney Free Concert and Art Exhibit in the Ukraine (4/29/08)
Photographs by Linda McCartney to go on Display in London (4/4/08)