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    Musicians who also made money as a painter


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    Joni Mitchell

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    Jeffrey Hammond Hammond (Jethro Tull)

    Jon Andersson and J. Hendrix did paintings (don't know if they sold them)

    Udo Lindenberg (paints with liqueurs)

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    Hellmut Hattler (Kraan): http://hellmuthattler.de/HHpics/index.htm
    Peter Wolbrandt (Kraan) worked as a graphic artist a few years.

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    Annie Haslam from Renaissance

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    Grace Slick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Arthur Brown ?
    As a house painter. I believe in the early 80s, he and Jimmy Carl Black had a house painting company in Texas.

    Just remembered, Malcolm Mooney of Can also paints. A couple of friends down the street from me have a painting Malcolm sold them when he stayed with them while he played in the Boston area. It looks like a lady's nether region. Now that their daughter has reached puberty, the painting no longer hangs in their living room.
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    Ron Wood is an incredible illustrator
    Orange is the new stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    As a house painter. I believe in the early 80s, he and Jimmy Carl Black had a house painting company in Texas.
    However, if you want a portrait of a stream or some trees, look elsewhere.

    Bob Dylan did the covers to Big Pink and Self Portrait, though I doubt he could sell that kind of work except to Dylan fanboyz.
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    Syd Barrett
    Daevid Allen
    Peter Blegvad (as an illustrator)
    Robyn Hitchcock - don`t know if he sells

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    The late German guitarist Volker Kriegel was an accomplished illustrator.

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    John Lennon.
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    Paul Roberts (Sniff 'n' the Tears) as far as I can remember.

    Christian von Grumbkow (Hoelderlin)

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    I can't vouch if they also made money as painters, but these certainly are fine artists.

    Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) is a great illustrator. He studied art at Hammersmith School of Art.
    Tony Bennett is an accomplished painter.
    Freddie Mercury was a great illustrator. He earned his degree at Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College.
    Marilyn Manson and Bowie were also fine painters.

    The classical world also has its share.

    Felix Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Schoenberg, Ingrid Filter (classical pianist), Steven Hough (pianist),
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    Peter Brotzmann(saxophone) is a graphic artist(designs many of his album covers).

    The late Hans Reichel(self-made guitars/daxophones) was also a graphic designer and created typefaces.Barmeno and FF Dax are two of Reichel's typeface designs.
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    Edit: wait, my memory on this is wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Discogs.com
    Artwork – Ragnit Von Mosch
    Artwork [Cover Idea] – Roedelius

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    Jerry Garcia also did some work in the visual arts, doing paintings, drawings and etchings. As I recall, there was a line of neckties with his artwork on them.

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    I am the happy owner of this original drawing to the cover of Kraan: Andy Nogger made by Peter Wolbrandt, but I dont think he ever made paintings, had exhibitions or sold any.

    _Original_Andy Nogger.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    Annie Haslam from Renaissance
    Here's one of Annie's pieces I purchased a couple of years ago in New Hope, PA...
    (PE keeps rotating this into the wrong orientation... I don't know why.)
    20180706_101043.jpg

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    He's not a musician, but Tony Bennett is a highly accomplished painter.
    Orange is the new stupid.

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    Angel Ontalva is a great painter. Alle covers oh his albums are his own to work and are regulary put up for sale. I even bought onefrom him.

    https://imagery.zoogletools.com/u/38...os-calidad.jpg

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    Michel Langevin of Voivod has done all of their artwork and put out a book on it.

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    Rodney Matthews (yes, he's a quite talented drummer too).
    Martin Springett (known from The Gardening Club).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Paul Roberts (Sniff 'n' the Tears) as far as I can remember.
    That's correct. He painted the images that were used for a couple of the Sniff-albums, like Fickle Heart.
    Although the band seems to be touring again his main business is painting: https://www.paulrobertspaintings.co.uk/

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