Don Bachardy

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Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1934 (age 85)
Birthplace
California

About

Portrait painter whose works included "Stars in My Eyes" from 2000 and "Drawings of the Male Nude" from 1985.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Chouinard Art Institute and the Slade School of Art. He held his first one-man exhibition in 1961 at London's Redfern Gallery.

Trivia

His work was put on permanent display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; San Francisco's M.H. de Young Memorial Museum of Art; Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Institute; and other prominent galleries.

Family Life

He was the life partner of the novelist Christopher Isherwood. The two met in 1953, when Isherwood was forty-eight and Bachardy was only eighteen.

Associated With

He appeared in a cameo role in the film "A Single Man," which starred Colin Firth.