Lou Beach

Award winning illustrator, former stunt pilot, grifter and a much-admired pop icon of Los Angeles’s wild era of illustration in the 1970s and 80s, Lou Beach has remained a vital force in today’s competitive world of popular art, creating imagery for clients such as Wired Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton-Mifflin. Beach began his career in the 1970’s designing eye-popping 12” by 12” album cover art and created the visuals for releases by David Sanbourn, Weather Report, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Eddie Hazel, The Carpenters, Weird Al Yankovic, Neville Bros., Flying Burrito Brothers, Blink 182 and many others. Born in Germany to Polish parents in 1947, his name is actually the phonetic pronunciation of his real last name, Lubicz. Beach is happily married, with two children, and lives in an old California home with two dogs and two cats.

"I love the art of Lou Beach because it cheers me up. Lou Beach's art is smart, witty, original, and surprising." - Matt Groening

“Funny, smart, twisted, brilliant...just a few of the words that apply to Lou Beach's beautiful collage illustrations. 'Much better than mine' also apply.” - Terry Gilliam

This is Lou's first featured exhibition at Billy Shire Fine Arts.

Lou's book, "Cut It Out," is published by La Luz de Jesus Press, and available from Last Gasp.