Bob Dylan is one of the best known celebrity names in the world, and one of the most famous living musicians. He was born in 1941 in Minnesota in the USA, and grew up exploring music; he eventually became known for his blues and folk music, particularly in the 1960s when he took part in America’s civil rights movement. Since then, his fame has only increased, resulting in a legendary status in the music world; his art career is less well known, developing more recently, but has still created a significant impact.
Dylan first started down his path as a fine artist in the 1960s. After a motorcycle accident, he spent a lot of time drawing as he recovered. He continued to produce work as he played and toured, eventually publishing a book of drawings that he had created between 1989 and 1992.
Years later in 2007, he was asked to exhibit his work at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in Germany. This interest in his art sparked Dylan to create more pieces for the exhibition, a set of works now known as the “Drawn Blank” collection. He followed this three years later with his “Brazil” series, inspired by his visits to the south American country while touring, and his artistic career has grown ever since.
Dylan’ has continued to produce work in recent years. He has kept on with the practice of using his tours as inspiration for his art; his “Asia” series in 2011 and “New Orleans” series in 2016 are excellent examples of this, and all of his work is considered highly collectible.