Brian Wilson Illustration

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Brian Wilson Illustration, drawn here in 1980, Los Angeles, age 38.

Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In addition to his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques, Wilson is known for his lifelong struggles with mental illness. He is often referred to as a genius and is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the late 20th century.

The Beach Boys were formed by Wilson with his brothers Dennis and Carl, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

Wilson was the first pop artist credited for writing, arranging, producing, and performing his own material. He is considered a major innovator in the field of music production, the principal originator of the California Sound, one of the first music producer auteurs, and the first rock producer to use the studio as its own instrument.

In 1964, he suffered a nervous breakdown and stopped touring with the group, which led to more personal work such as Pet Sounds (1966) and the unfinished Smile. As his mental health deteriorated, his contributions to the band diminished, and over the next decade, he was reputed for his reclusive lifestyle and substance abuse.

“Pet Sounds” was released on May 16, 1966, and despite modest sales figures at the time, has since become widely critically acclaimed, often being cited among the all-time greatest albums.

During the Pet Sounds sessions, Wilson had been working on another song, which was held back from inclusion on the record as he felt that it was not sufficiently complete. The song “Good Vibrations” set a new standard for musicians and for what could be achieved in the recording studio. Recorded in multiple sessions and in numerous studios, the song eventually cost $50,000 (equivalent to $386,103 in 2018) to record within a six-month period. Released as a single, it has sold over a million copies.

Top greatest hits (of more than 30): “Surfer Girl”, “Surfin’ USA”, “In My Room”, “Fun, Fun Fun”, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, “God Only Knows”, “I Get Around”, “Don’t Worry Baby”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations”.

He was inducted into the 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175