Born 1926, Alton, IL
Jazz legend Miles Davis is not as well known for his artwork as he is for his music. That is not to say his paintings are in any way inferior. On the contrary, when he picked up a paintbrush in his late 50s, Davis demonstrated a keen understanding of color and balance and applied the same concentration and determination with his abstract, muscular artistic compositions as he did with his musical ones. His resulting paintings are full of energy, musical notes permeating the rich colors.