Bearded men, leather jackets, chopper motorcycles, surreal and colorful backgrounds. This is how the work of David “Dave” MannAlthough some prefer to rate his beautiful drawings as the best way to define the freedom of the road.
Mann (10/09/1940 - 11/09/2004) was one of the icons of American biker culture, although over time his art received worldwide recognition. His rise to fame began in 1971 when he responded to a magazine ad Easyriders looking for an illustrator.
Since 1972 his work was published regularly in the publication and always occupying the central double so that it could be used as a poster. This custom continued until 2003, when the artist retired due to health problems.
One of the most frequent motifs in his drawings was the motorcycle and its driver, which were combined with other complementary figures such as other motorcyclists, women, trucks or even motifs related to the Old West.
Mann always wanted to capture in his works that the motorcyclist was like a medieval knight, where honor and nobility are above all.
Dave Mann passed away the day after his 64th birthday and his family fulfilled his wish: sHis ashes were deposited in the fuel tank of a Harley Sporster XLCH.