Alex Grey

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29, 1953
Columbus, OH
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29, 1953 (age 66)
Columbus, OH


Psychedelic and spiritual artist whose work encompassed the genres of painting, sculpture, and performance. He was a follower of Vajrayana and was generally linked with the New Age movement.

Before Fame

He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design from which he dropped out. He painted billboards for a year. He later worked at Harvard Medical School as a preparer of cadavers for dissection in the Anatomy department.


He published "Transfigurations" in 2001, "True Visions" in 2006, and many other art books.

Family Life

He was born into a middle-class family, the son of a graphic designer who was his first inspiration. He married fellow artist Allyson Grey, with whom he fathered a daughter, actress Zena Grey.

Associated With

His work was used by Kurt Cobain 's band, Nirvana, for the liner notes to their album, "In Utero," from 1993.