Miles Davis (1926-1991)
Oil on canvas
26 x 24 inches
This painting is undated, but it is circa 1984.
Around 1980, Davis turned to sketching and painting to keep his creative mind constantly challenged. This filled the void when he wasn’t playing music during the 1980s.
Davis studied regularly with New York painter, Jo Gelbard, and developed a distinct graphic style incorporating bright colors and geometric shapes. His art is reminiscent of both African tribal influence, and possesses expressive elements like Pablo Picasso.