As well as being a Master Luthier, John Kinnard is also an accomplished artist whose work is most
popularly seen on Dell' Arte posters and product packaging.
John's work has appeared on Magazine covers, and Gypsy Jazz festival posters.
Django Reinhardt Portrait
John's most famous painting, The Django Reinhardt Portrait,
apears on the packaging of Dell' Arte strings. This image also appeared on the
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, March/April
2002 issue as well as the poster for the Austin Django Festival (www.djangomania.com)
This a dance scene of
The Quintette du Hot Club de France which is generally considered by jazz historians to be the greatest of all
European Jazz bands. Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt can be spotted sitting with the band.
John was particularly intrigued by the tension on the dance floor between the two women.