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Stuart Sutcliffe - Wallpaper -



My latest wallpaper is of Stuart Sutcliffe (June 23, 1940 - April 10, 1962), an artist from Liverpool, England who is also known as the "fifth" Beatle.

He met John Lennon at an art college after a mutual friend of theirs introduced the two. He was one of the best artists in Liverpool and had created a large, two-piece painting to submit to the Walker Art Gallery in November of 1959. Half of the painting never made it to the gallery, but the half that did was accepted and sold to the John Moores Foundation for £65. A month later John convinced Stuart to buy a bass guitar and join the band (which was known as Johnny and the Moondogs at the time) and bought a sunburst Hofner President.

He was engaged to amateur photographer Astrid Kirchherr in 1961 and left the band a few months later after having a fight with Paul while they were on stage performing (the two went at it after Paul made an "outrageous" comment about Astrid). He went to the local art college in Hamburg until his death in 1962. The official cause of death on his death certificate was a brain aneurysm he might have gotten in Hamburg after getting beat up.

The paintings on this wallpaper are four of my favorite pieces of his and he is one of my favorite abstract artists and I thought it only fitting that he should have a wallpaper made after him because of the huge lack of him on dA.

Stuart Sutcliffe (C) Stuart Sutcliffe & Family

Stuart Sutcliffe's Art (C) Stuart Sutcliffe Estate

Stuart Sutcliffe's Picture (C) Astrid Kirchherr

Wallpaper (C) TriceCeilborn
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de-vin's avatar
thanks for this.