klaus voormann

klaus then

"...unlike many other people... 
he was actually there"

(sir paul mccartney - 
taken from hamburg days)

klaus now

during the summer of 2000
we were proud to exhibit the artwork of klaus voormann
we still have a selection of his work for sale at our gallery 

the exhibition featured work from genesis books publication "hamburg days" which captures the essence of the raw
young beatles in germany

george sketch klaus voormann moved from berlin to hamburg in 1957 to study art, and also worked as a commercial artist in various capacities before his studies were over

one day in 1960 he was wandering around the 
st pauli area of the city and was drawn into the kaiserkeller where he first heard the beatles

ringo sketch

after befriending the band
and watching their rise to fame klaus was
 influenced by them to go into music himself 

during the sixties he played with a trio called paddy
klaus and gibson who were briefly signed 
to the brian epstein stable of artists
before joining manfred mann 
for the latter half 
of the decade

paul painting

in 1965 he was asked by john lennon to design the record sleeve for the beatlesí 
revolver album - 
he won a grammy for his work on it

john painting

in the early nineties work began on the book hamburg days for genesis publications, which meant a lot of research and took klaus further into painting and photo-realistic illustration

 during this work, he also designed the cover artwork for the beatles anthologies

the new millennium sees klaus looking forward and learning more artist techniques thus developing his style more and more

hamburg nights