John Lurie

September 9, 2005 – October 1, 2005


Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1952, John Lurie moved to New York in 1976. With his brother, Evan, he formed the musical group The Lounge Lizards in 1978.


In the mid-80’s, Lurie scored and starred in the cult classic films Stranger than Paradise and Down by Law. He has scored countless films, and was nominated for a grammy for his score on Get Shorty. In the late 1990’s, Lurie directed and acted in his own television series, ‘Fishing with John’, which has been described as ‘Jacques Cousteau on LSD’. Lurie has been drawing and painting for 30 years.


Illness has caused him to stop playing music and for the last three years he has focused his creative energies, entirely on painting. Lurie adds: “I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me. I am not an Indian.”