John Lurie

Born 1952 in Minneapolis, USA.
1978: Co-founded the jazz band The Lounge Lizards, for which he played saxophone.
1980s: Starred in Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and other films directed by Jim Jarmusch, and exerted an extraordinary presence as a screen actor.
Late 1990s: Suspended acting and musical activities due to Lyme’s disease.
Since 2004: Began exhibiting drawings he had been producing since the 1980s, and became well known as a painter.
2014: Solo exhibition at Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York.
2015: Solo exhibition at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
2016: Solo exhibition at M77 Gallery, Milan, Italy.