Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and vocalist of the Grateful Dead, considered himself "an artist who played music." He began creating art as a young child and later studied formally at the San Francisco Art Institute. The many mediums Garcia chose to create with — oils, watercolor, ink and digital — were as versatile as his talents.
His visual art has traveled throughout the United States and the world in multiple exhibitions. In 2014, several of the virtuoso's fine art pieces were displayed at the "Art in Pop" museum exhibition at the Centre National d'Art Contemporain Le Magasin in Grenoble, France. Several of the exhibit pieces were donated to the museum.
Jerry Garcia was also a humanitarian and an environmentalist devoted to supporting the conservation of the planet’s coral reefs and rainforests.
In 2015, the Jerry Garcia Foundation was established in his honor, by family members, Manasha and Keelin Garcia. The Foundation supports environmental, artistic and humanitarian causes through the beauty of art and music.
His creative spirit and vision continues to inspire all generations.