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Miles Davis

“The Chief”

Here is another musician who I’d been thinking about painting for years.

I held off painting this until the right inspiration hit. Thank you to photographer William Coupon for the spark that kicked this off.

Miles Dewey Davis III was born May 26, 1926 and is know as an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Miles was always pushing forward from one period to another, unwilling to be trapped inside the expectations of his previous accomplishments. The “nocturnal” quality of Davis’ playing and his somber reputation, along with his whispering voice, earned him the lasting moniker of “prince of darkness”, adding a patina of mystery to his public persona.

Miles died on September 28, 1991, from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65.

I hope this portrait of Miles makes a connection with you. I know it puts tunes right in the middle of MY head!

 

 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to photographer William Coupon for the inspirational photo that I used for reference. 
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Limited Edition Paper Prints from this painting have been produced at the size of 19″ x 27″ (48.3 cm x 68.6cm)
 
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